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NRI lady teacher jailed for sex with teenage student
Report dated 25/07/2012 @ 7:03 PM
A former principal of a New York Montessori school, Lina Sinha 46, surrendered to authorities to begin a two-to-seven-year prison term for having sex with a student age 13. She was found guilty of the crime five years ago but stayed out of jail on a number of appeals. Now her lawyer has asked the Judge to reconsider her sentence because the charges were 'exaggerated', and the relationship was a love affair that continued for nine years.
The judge declined, recalling that the boy was going through a difficult period at the time of the abuse because his parents were separating. The abuser who was at the time a teacher at the school owned by her parents, took advantage and preyed on her victim for years.
Sinha was convicted of having oral sex with the boy and another youth, and bribery, in April 2007.
NRI found guilty of bomb threats in US
Report dated 25/07/2012 @ 7:00 PM
Shaneel Jain 56, who called himself a terrorist, has been found guilty of threatening to blow up a medical firm in Connecticut. He was convicted of one count of making a bomb threat, and one count of false information and hoaxes.
Jain was released on bond since his arrest in March, and will now be sentenced in October when he could be ordered to pay a million dollar fine and serve a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Evidence established that Jain made a series of calls in 2010 from India to Z-Medica, a Connecticut based company that produces QuickClot, a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding. QuickClot is used by the US military. At the time Jain was engaged in a civil law suit with Z-Medica based on their prior business relationship. During the phone calls Jain threatened to bomb the company saying he was a terrorist.
As a consequence the FBI and Connecticut police conducted searches of Z-Medica's facilities. No explosives were ever found at the company.
Fake interpreter at NRI woman's trial disrupts proceedings
Report dated 23/07/2012 @ 1:21 PM
The UK trial of Rajvinder Kaur 37, accused of killing her mother-in-law with a rolling pin, was stopped by the judge after the interpreter confessed half an hour later that he was a fake and filling in for his busy wife.
Kaur has been sentenced to life in prison. She will have to serve a minimum term of 11 years for battering her mother Baljit Kaur Buttar to death at her home in Southampton last year.
The judge halted the trial when the court realised interpreter Mubarak Lone was leaving out key words and phrases in his translation of Kaur's husband Iqbal Singh, who spoke Punjabi. Lone was eventually caught out by junior counsel Sukhdev Garcha who also speaks Punjabi.
Anil Kumar given 2 years probation for insider trading in US
Report dated 22/07/2012 @ 2:22 PM
Anil Kumar 53, a former Mckinsey partner who helped convict Wall Street scamsters Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta was sentenced by a US Circuit Court to two years probation on securities fraud charges.
He was also ordered to pay a fine of $25,000 and to forfeit $2.5 million to avoid a jail term and, according to the judge, he cooperated with the government to make amends for what he did.
Kumar was arrested with hedge fund founder Rajaratnam in 2009 and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of securities fraud.
At his court hearing a penitent Kumar said he was totally ashamed of the conduct that brought him before the court and that he had strayed from the core beliefs that he stood for all his life.
NRI woman sentenced for killing mother-in-law in England
Report dated 20/07/2012 @ 8:30 PM
Rajvinder Kaur 37, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for bludgeoning her mother-in-law Baljit Kaur Buttar 56, to death with a rolling pin.
Kaur who initially denied murder, claimed she was provoked by Buttar who was in Britain on a six month holiday and constantly called her names and was unkind. Buttar was staying with the family since August 2010 and died two days before she was due to return to India in February.
The Crown Court said Kaur would have to serve a minimum of 11 years until she became eligible for parole, and that her attempt to cover up the crime at home in Southampton was cruel, calculated and defied understanding.