New York: Four Indians are among 10 people charged for alleged participation in one of the largest credit card frauds in the US resulting in estimated losses of a whopping $200m.
If convicted, they face a penalty of 30 years in prison and a million dollar fine. All are from New York or New Jersey.
Vinod Dadlani, Vijay Verma, Amar Singh and Tarsem Lal were part of a vast criminal enterprise in which more than 7,000 identities were fabricated to obtain tens of thousands of credit cards, New Jersey Attorney Paul Fishman said.
According to documents filed in the case, the scheme involved a three-step process. The defendants would make up a false identity by creating fraudulent identification documents and credit profile with major credit bureaus.
Three Congress MPs from Seemandhra quit
Hyderabad: Three Congress MPs from Seemandhra yesterday resigned to protest the union cabinet’s decision to carve out separate Telangana state.
Some central ministers from Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra) are also likely to quit to protest state’s bifurcation.
U Arun Kumar, Lok Sabha member from Rajahmundry, was the first to announce his resignation both as MP and member of the party. He said the decision to divide the state was taken in an undemocratic manner. MP from Anantapur, Ananta Venkatarami Reddy said he was also resigning as MP as the cabinet had not taken the concerns of Seemandhra people into consideration. Sai Pratap, MP from Rajampet, also announced his resignation. He sent his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. G Harsha Kumar, MP from Amlapuram, warned that Congress would have to pay a heavy price for taking the decision.
Drizzle, wind hit Agra’s Ram Lila festivities
Agra: Janakpuri celebrations, part of Agra’s historic Ram Lila, were hit by chilly winds and light drizzle that forced people indoors yesterday.
“Woollens are out, a little too early this year. Already, many schools in Agra have asked students to report in full winter uniform to avoid falling prey to mosquitoes causing dengue and viral fever,” home-maker Padmini said. At Janakpuri, the crowds dwindled. “The food stall owners and others selling all kinds of things were disappointed as the expected rush of faithfuls dropped due to inclement weather,” said Premendra Jain, an organiser.
The markets wore a deserted look in the evening as everyone wanted to hurry back home to avoid being caught in the rain, said Johri Bazar textile shop owner Bankey Lal Maheshwari. IANS