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US Court dismisses insider-trading charges against Rengan Rajaratnam
Report dated 04/07/2014 @ 1:34 PM
A federal court has dismissed two insider-trading charges against Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of Raj Rajaratnam. The ruling means the jury may now only consider one remaining conspiracy charge against him.
Rengan who worked at his brother's hedge fund Galleon Group is accused of trading on confidential information related to wireless broadband company Clearwire Corp. and conspiring to do so on chip maker Advanced Micro Devies Inc in 2008 after his brother tipped him off.
Prosecutors alleged that Raj passed on inside info on Clearwire to Rengan.
CBI ordered to arrange extradition of renegade NRI husband
Report dated 04/07/2014 @ 1:32 PM
The Supreme Court has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrange the extradition of an NRI husband who has been absconding since 2012 when the Court had allowed him to leave the country on the assurance he would return within six months after earning $2000 to pay interim maintenance to his estranged wife and their daughter.
After struggling for two years to locate him his wife applied to the Supreme Court, asking it to initiate contempt proceedings against her hoodwinking husband.
Appearing for the CBI, additional solicitor general PS Narasimha assured the court that the agency had sought Interpol's help to extradite the renegade husband. The CBI said they will track him down and bring him back to the country in six weeks.
NRI gets jail for selling drugs in US
Report dated 30/06/2014 @ 3:18 PM
Amerjit Singh Grewal, 34 has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison by the US District Court in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after he pleaded guilty to the unlawful distribution of bath salts and synthetic marijuana.
Grewal was accused of selling almost a half-kilo of bulk bath salts to an undercover officer in the parking lot of a gas station in 2012. He distributed the drugs to be sold in convenience stores and gas stations.
The Court also ordered Grewal to forfeit approximately $500,000 seized by investigators from bank accounts held by him and co-defendant, Kulwinder Singh Grewal, who has not yet been sentenced.
US NRI restaurateur arrested in US for misdemeanour
Report dated 29/06/2014 @ 1:45 PM
Vijay D'Souza, 51, who owned the Taste of India restaurant in Chesterton, Indiana, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanour battery, for threatening to kill his employee's infant daughter.
D'Souza allegedly called the unnamed employee saying his mother had died, and he was invited to his apartment. The victim then went to tell his wife that D'Souza had arrived and as he returned he saw D'Souza moving toward his daughter's room, saying 'where is the baby, I want to kill her'.
The employee then grappled with D'Souza and held him down until police arrived. Police say D'Souza had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit, and told them his mother was not dead, he only lied so he could get inside the apartment, where he was looking for his employees whom he believed had escaped.
He told police he was not going to hurt the baby, but was looking for the employees that he blamed for causing problems that were forcing him to close down his restaurant.
Indian man jailed in Austrlia for raping friend
Report dated 28/06/2014 @ 7:57 PM
An Indian man Friday was jailed for six years in Australia of raping a woman he met on a social-networking site after getting drunk, media reported Friday.
A judge said that the man, who had emigrated from India to Australia in 2009, told a psychologist he had had difficulty reconciling with the sexual norms of Indian culture with those in Australia, the Melbourne Age reported.
The 24-year-old Indian man met the 18-year-old victim, also an Indian and a first-year university student, on Facebook and would meet up to play video games. They kissed but were not in a sexual relationship, the judge said.
The report did not disclose the names of the victim and the perpetrator or the place where the incident happened.
The man invited the woman to his residence in March last year and offered her alcohol on arriving.
According to the judge, the woman, who never had alcohol before, took a few sips of raspberry vodka mixed with cola and had two shots of straight vodka before feeling sleepy and lying on the couch.
"On waking up, the girl could smell vomit on herself and some in her hair, was dazed and noticed she was not wearing her bra or jacket," the judge said.
Despite a lot of threats from the man, including claims of possession of sex tapes, she finally informed the police about the incident.
The man pleaded guilty to two charges of rape, one charge of assault and one charge of intentionally damaging property.
He also told a psychologist that, after the victim passed out, he started having sex with her because it was his first time.