Thursday, March 13, 2014
CNN reports that the criminal indictment of an Indian diplomat whose arrest escalated tensions between the governments of United States and India has been dismissed. In December, as reported on ImmigrationProf, Devyani Khobragade was arrested and strip searched by federal agents in New York City in December after federal authorities accused Khobragade of lying on a visa application about how much she paid her housekeeper. She was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of visa fraud and one count of making false statements.
The U.S. government reportedly is considering filing other charges against Khobragade.