Con Artist Rajendra Patel Pleads Guilty to $2.6 Million Shipping Scam Fraud

Former Jersey City resident and fugitive Rajendra Patel (62) pleaded guilty today to defrauding five freight brokers out of $2.6 million in an elaborate shipping scam. Rajendra Patel (Photo Courtesy – New Jersey Attorney General’s Office) Rajendra Patel fled USA and evaded authorities for eight years after he and his co-conspirators were indicted in 2011 … Read moreCon Artist Rajendra Patel Pleads Guilty to $2.6 Million Shipping Scam Fraud

NJ Indian Vikas Patel Arrested and Charged with Possession of Cocaine

Parlin, New Jersey Indian Vikas Patel (36) was arrested in Lyndhurst Township Sunday, August 4, 2019 after cocaine was allegedly found in his silver two-door BMW with tinted windows during a traffic stop. Vikas Patel (Photo Courtesy – Lyndhurst Township Police) Vikas Patel was pulled over by Lyndhurst Township Police while driving on East Rutherford … Read moreNJ Indian Vikas Patel Arrested and Charged with Possession of Cocaine

Plainsboro, New Jersey Indian Math Tutor Suresh Rawal Charged with Aggravated Sexual Contact

Suresh Rawal (65), an Indian Math Tutor and resident of East Windsor, NJ was arrested yesterday and charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year old student. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Suresh Rawal inappropriately touched a 15-year-old student during a tutoring session on July 28, 2019. Suresh Rawal (Photo Courtesy – Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office) … Read morePlainsboro, New Jersey Indian Math Tutor Suresh Rawal Charged with Aggravated Sexual Contact

New Jersey Indian IT Consultant Shivanand Maharaj Convicted of Multimillion-Dollar Kickback Scheme

Indian IT Consultant Shivanand Maharaj (39) of Cresskill, NJ was found guilty of honest services wire fraud, paying kickbacks in connection with an employee benefit plan by a jury today in Manhattan federal court. The federal jury after a two week trial convicted Shivanand Maharaj on: One count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud One … Read moreNew Jersey Indian IT Consultant Shivanand Maharaj Convicted of Multimillion-Dollar Kickback Scheme

New Jersey Files Cryptocurrency Lawsuit Against Princeton-Based Business Pocketinns & Its President Sarvajnya G. Mada

The state of New Jersey has filed a three count lawsuit against Pocketinns and its president Sarvajnya G. Mada today. Pocketinns is a blockchain-driven online rental marketplace based in Princeton, NJ. It is alleged by the lawsuit that Pocketinns and its president Sarvajnya Mada offered and sold more than $400,000 of unregistered securities from New … Read moreNew Jersey Files Cryptocurrency Lawsuit Against Princeton-Based Business Pocketinns & Its President Sarvajnya G. Mada

Jersey City India Day 2019 Celebrations

The annual Indian Independence Day celebrations in Jersey City this year are scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019. The 2019 India Day celebrations will be held five days prior to the actual date of Indian Independence Day. India received independence from British colonial rule exactly 72 years back on August 15, 1947. 2019 Jersey City … Read moreJersey City India Day 2019 Celebrations

Patel Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

Indian national Bhavin Patel (39) was sentenced today in Newark federal court to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in smuggling six Indian nationals into United States. Bhavin Patel previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to smuggle foreign nationals into the United States for private financial gain. According to … Read morePatel Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

Two New Jersey Indian IT Staffing Company Executives Arrested and Charged with H1-B Visa Fraud

Four executives of New Jersey based Indian IT staffing and consultancy companies, Procure Professionals and Krypto IT Soultions, have been arrested in June 2019 on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The four Indian IT staffing company executives are: Venkataramana Mannam (47) of Edison, New Jersey … Read moreTwo New Jersey Indian IT Staffing Company Executives Arrested and Charged with H1-B Visa Fraud

Seven Year Old Girl from India Found Deceased at US Border

An unnamed seven year old girl from India was found diseased 17 miles west of Lukeville near the Arizona-Mexico border. The girl, according to U.S. Border Patrol, had reportedly been traveling with four others dropped near the international boundary by human smugglers who ordered the group to cross in the dangerous and austere location. The … Read moreSeven Year Old Girl from India Found Deceased at US Border

Indian National and Longfin CEO Venkata S. Meenavalli Charged in $66 Million Accounting Fraud

Venkata S. Meenavalli (49), of India and CEO of purported cryptocurrency company Longfin is indicted today on charges of accounting fraud. Venkata S. Meenavalli – CEO, Longfin Venkata S. Meenavalli was indicted by NJ U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in Newark for allegedly orchestrating an accounting scheme to defraud investors and others by recognizing more than … Read moreIndian National and Longfin CEO Venkata S. Meenavalli Charged in $66 Million Accounting Fraud

Missing Parsippany, NJ Indian Software Programmer Avinash Kuna’s Body Recovered By State Police

The body of missing Parsippany, NJ Indian software professional Avinash Kuna (32) was recovered by state police around 6:09PM on June 3, 2019 from Henderson Cove on Lake Hopatcong. Avinash Kuna According to state police & media reports: Avinash Kuna was celebrating his birthday on June 1, 2019 with three friends and jumped into the … Read moreMissing Parsippany, NJ Indian Software Programmer Avinash Kuna’s Body Recovered By State Police

Edison, New Jersey Indian Navneeth Murali Tripped Over Ischiocerite

Wondering, who is Navneeth Murali and what is Ischiocerite? Who is Navneeth Murali Well, Navneeth Murali is one of the four Indian-American kids from New Jersey who made it to 2019 Spelling Bee championship finals. Navneeth Murali is a 13 year old seventh grade student from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, NJ. The other … Read moreEdison, New Jersey Indian Navneeth Murali Tripped Over Ischiocerite

Two New Jersey Indians Make History; Shruthika Padhy & Christopher Serrao are among the Octo-champs of 2019 Spelling Bee Competition

New Jersey Indian-Americans Shruthika Padhy of Cherry Hill and Christopher Serrao of Whitehouse Station made history by jointly winning the 2019 Spelling Championship along with six other spelling bee contestants. 2019 National Spelling Bee Champions from New Jersey After a slump of 13 long years, New Jersey once again became the home of Spelling Bee … Read moreTwo New Jersey Indians Make History; Shruthika Padhy & Christopher Serrao are among the Octo-champs of 2019 Spelling Bee Competition

Seven Indians and an American Jointly Win 2019 Spelling Bee Championship

Seven Indian-Americans Rishik Gandhasri of California, Saketh Sundar of Maryland, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali and Rohan Raja of Texas, Shruthika Padhy and Christopher Serrao of New Jersey and an American Erin Howard of Alabama made history by jointly winning the 2019 Spelling Bee Championship. 2019 National Spelling Bee Champions This is the first time that … Read moreSeven Indians and an American Jointly Win 2019 Spelling Bee Championship

Hurray! Two NJ Indians Make it to 2019 Spelling Bee Finals Competition

Navneeth Murali of Edison, NJ and Shruthika Padhy of Cherry Hill, NJ are among the 16 spellers who made it to 2019 Spelling Bee finals competition. 2019 National Spelling Bee Finalists from NJ * Navneeth Murali (13) is a seventh grade student from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, NJ. * Shruthika Padhy (13) is … Read moreHurray! Two NJ Indians Make it to 2019 Spelling Bee Finals Competition

Hurray! Three NJ Indians Make it to 2019 Spelling Bee Finals Competition

Navneeth Murali of Edison, Shruthika Padhy of Cherry Hill and Christopher Serrao of Whitehouse Station are among the 16 spellers who made it to 2019 Spelling Bee finals competition. 2019 National Spelling Bee Finalists from NJ * Navneeth Murali (13) is a seventh grade student from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, NJ. * Shruthika … Read moreHurray! Three NJ Indians Make it to 2019 Spelling Bee Finals Competition

Aritra Banerjee, Navneeth Murali and Shruthika Padhy of New Jersey Make it to 2019 National Spelling Bee Finals

Three New Jersey Indian kids are among the 50 vying for 2019 Spelling Bee Championship being held in Washington DC. A total of 50 kids from various states of US are competing for the 2019 national Spelling Bee championship. And three out of these 50 kids selected for finals are from state of New Jersey … Read moreAritra Banerjee, Navneeth Murali and Shruthika Padhy of New Jersey Make it to 2019 National Spelling Bee Finals

8 New Jersey Indians Make it to 2019 National Spelling Bee Preliminaries

Eight New Jersey Indian kids are among the 565 vying for 2019 Spelling Bee Championship to be held in Washington DC from May 27-30. A total of 16 kids from New Jersey are competing for the 2019 national Spelling Bee championship. And, eight out of 16 kids representing the state of New Jersey are Indian-Americans. … Read more8 New Jersey Indians Make it to 2019 National Spelling Bee Preliminaries

Middlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Gets Prison Time For Filing False Tax Return

Amit Govil (58) of New Brunswick, NJ sentenced today to 27 months in prison for under-reporting his income on his personal tax return. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, Amit Govil managed to avoid paying more than $672,000 in taxes by filing false tax return. According to the court … Read moreMiddlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Gets Prison Time For Filing False Tax Return

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Twenty Generic Drug Companies

New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other States have filed an antitrust lawsuit on May 12, 2019 accusing 20 generic drug companies of conspiring to artificially inflate the prices of over one hundred generic drugs, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Besides … Read moreNew Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Twenty Generic Drug Companies

New Jersey Indian Real Estate and Business Investor Nirav Patel Indicted for alleged Theft of $750,000

Nirav Patel (39), Hoboken, NJ resident and real estate and business investor indicted on May 8, 2019 by New Jersey state grand jury for allegedly stealing $750,000. Nirav Patel According to the indictment: Patel is a real estate and business investor whose primary focus has been restaurants and bars in New Jersey and New York. … Read moreNew Jersey Indian Real Estate and Business Investor Nirav Patel Indicted for alleged Theft of $750,000

Indian National Simratpal Singh Dies in ICE Custody in Arizona

An Indian national, Mr. Simratpal Singh (21), who was in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the La Paz County Jail in Arizona passed away on May 3, 2019. According to a statement from ICE: After posting bond on charges of assault and sexual assault, Simratpal Singh, 21, was transferred to ICE … Read moreIndian National Simratpal Singh Dies in ICE Custody in Arizona

Iselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Pleads Guilty to Citizenship Fraud

Iselin, NJ Indian Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” (67) pleaded guilty today to one count of attempted naturalization fraud. Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” was charged with naturalization fraud in August, 2018 after a fingerprint examiner concluded that the same individual with different names made all of the fingerprints … Read moreIselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Pleads Guilty to Citizenship Fraud

Illegal Indian Removed from Iselin, NJ

An Indian national, Ubaidullah Abdulrashid Radiowala a.k.a. Obed Radiowala, is removed by the Newark (NJ) office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) yesterday for immigration violations. Obed Radiowala was wanted by Indian authorities on charges of: * Attempted murder * Criminal conspiracy * Extortion * Forgery * Cheating * Theft … Read moreIllegal Indian Removed from Iselin, NJ

Sowrabh Sharma Gets Prison Time for H1-B Visa and Tax Fraud

Sowrabh Sharma (34), owner of IT Staffing companies SCM Data Inc. and MMC Systems Inc. was sentenced to 15 months in prison today for his role in using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H1-B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns. H1-B Visa Fraud According to Court documents and statements: SCM Data Inc. … Read moreSowrabh Sharma Gets Prison Time for H1-B Visa and Tax Fraud

NJ Indian Doctor Ramesh Sarvaiya Charged with Health Care Fraud

Dr. Ramesh Sarvaiya (64), operator of Liberation Way, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization with treatment centers in Yardley, Bala Cynwyd, and Fort Washington, PA charged today with health care fraud. Dr. Ramesh Sarvaiya, a resident of Voorhees, NJ was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in violation 18 U.S.C. … Read moreNJ Indian Doctor Ramesh Sarvaiya Charged with Health Care Fraud

NJ Indian Community Events

New Jersey is home to a vibrant Indian community. Classical and Bollywood music events, temple functions like Makara Sankranti, Ugadi, Sri Rama Navami, Holi, Holika Dahan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dasara, Mandala Puja and Diwali, New Year other Indian festival celebrations and a host of cultural events are organized frequently by various community groups or Hindu temples … Read moreNJ Indian Community Events

Patel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

Indian national Bhavin Patel (38) pleaded guilty today in Newark for his role in smuggling six Indian nationals into United States via Newark Liberty International Airport. Bhavin Patel was previously charged with one count of conspiracy to smuggle foreign nationals into the United States for private financial gain. According to court documents and statements: Agents … Read morePatel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

Monmouth County, New Jersey Indian Pharmacy Owner Ajay Barthwal Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Ajay Barthwal (43), co-owner of Old Bridge Drugs & Surgicals a retail pharmacy in Old Bridge, NJ pleaded guilty today to charges of conspiracy to commit tax evasion. Ajay Barthwal, a resident of Morganville, NJ was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion in connection with income he received from Old Bridge … Read moreMonmouth County, New Jersey Indian Pharmacy Owner Ajay Barthwal Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

NJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

New Jersey Indian IT consultant Narsan Lingala (55) of Middlesex County and his ex-girlfriend Sandya Reddy (52) were charged on February 6, 2019, over an alleged plot to pay a purported hitman to kill Narsan’s estranged wife. Narsan was already in custody on a different charge when he allegedly approached another inmate and asked him … Read moreNJ Desi Software Guy Charged with Hardcore Murder-for-Hire Crime

Neeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Neeraj Sharma (43), Piscataway, NJ resident and owner and chief executive officer of Indian IT staffing company Magnavision arrested today for allegedly submitting 11 fraudulent H-1B visa applications as well as fraudulently procuring his own citizenship. Magnavision, located in Somerset, NJ offers information technology staffing and consulting services to clients in need of IT support. … Read moreNeeraj Sharma Charged with H1-B Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Middlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Pleads Guilty

Amit Govil (58) of New Brunswick, NJ pleaded guilty today to an indictment charging him with making and subscribing a false tax return. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, Amit Govil admitted in Newark federal court that he under-reported his income on his personal tax return, avoiding paying more … Read moreMiddlesex County, New Jersey Indian CPA Amit Govil Pleads Guilty

Parmjit Parmar, Pavandeep Bakhshi, Ravi Chivukula and Zaharis Indicted in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Parmjit “Paul” Parmar (48), Pavandeep Bakhshi (41), Ravi Chivukula (44) of Colts Neck, New Jersey, United Kingdom, Weehawken and Freehold, New Jersey respectively were indicted December 13, 2018 in an elaborate $300 million investment fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey District Attorney’s Office, Parmar, Zaharis, Bakhshi and Chivukula who were former CEO and CFO … Read moreParmjit Parmar, Pavandeep Bakhshi, Ravi Chivukula and Zaharis Indicted in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Aditya Raj and Jitesh Jadav in trouble for Hollywood Movie Piracy Scheme

Two Indian nationals, Aditya Raj and Jitesh Jadav, are among the five men indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018 for allegedly distributing or offering stolen digital versions of Hollywood motion pictures and TV Shows for sale prior to their official release. Some of the Hollywood movies offered for sale … Read moreAditya Raj and Jitesh Jadav in trouble for Hollywood Movie Piracy Scheme

Paras Jha Ordered to Pay 8.6million for Rutgers University Cyber Attack

Indian student and Fanwood, NJ resident Paras Jha was ordered to pay 8.6million in restitution today for launching a cyber-attack on the Rutgers University computer network in 2016. In addition to the whopping 8.6million in restitution, Paras Jha was also slapped with six-months home incarceration by Trenton, NJ Federal Court for violating the Computer Fraud … Read moreParas Jha Ordered to Pay 8.6million for Rutgers University Cyber Attack