NJ Indian Community Events

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 […]

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

New Jersey desis are finding it tough to land a job. The state’s economy is still in the doldrums and small businesses like restaurants, liquor stores, catering services, check cashing businesses and coffee shops are feeling the squeeze. Small businesses in New Jersey are also closing at an alarming rate. But if New Jersey Indians […]

Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula Charged in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Parmjit “Paul” Parmar (48), Sotirios “Sam” Zaharis (51) and Ravi Chivukula (44) of Colts Neck, Weehawken and Freehold, New Jersey respectively were charged May 16, 2018 in an elaborate $300 million investment fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey District Attorney’s Office, Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula who were former CEO and CFO and executive director […]

Sowrabh Sharma Pleads Guilty to H1-B Visa Fraud and Tax Crimes

Sowrabh Sharma Pleads Guilty to H1-B Visa Fraud and Tax Crimes

Sowrabh Sharma (33), owner of IT Staffing companies SCM Data Inc. and MMC Systems Inc. pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court for using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H1-B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns. According to U.S. Attorney Carpenito: “For years, Sharma and others […]

Sat Verma (Iselin, NJ) Gets Prison Time for Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

Iselin, NJ resident Sat Verma (65) was sentenced to one year in prison January 30, 2018 in $200 Million international credit card fraud conspiracy. Sat Verma previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of access device fraud. According to documents filed and statements made in court: Verma was originally charged in […]

Krishnappa Gets Prison Time for Assaulting Minor Girl on NJ Flight

Indian doctor Vijaykumar Krishnappa (29) was sentenced to 90 days in prison January 5, 2018, for assaulting a sleeping minor girl on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight. According to court documents: while on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark on July 23, 2017, Krishnappa intentionally assaulted a girl who was unknown to […]

Paras Jha Pleads Guilty to Rutgers University Cyber Attack

Paras Jha Pleads Guilty to Rutgers University Cyber Attack

Indian student and Fanwood, NJ resident Paras Jha (21) pleaded guilty December 13, 2017 to three computer crimes involving cyber attacks on Rutgers University, creation of malicious software and Botnets. Paras Jha Rutgers Univeristy Hack According to the court documents: Between November 2014 and September 2016, Jha executed a series of attacks on the networks […]

Krishnappa Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Minor Girl on NJ Flight

Indian doctor Vijaykumar Krishnappa (29) pleaded guilty November 8, 2017, to assaulting a sleeping minor girl on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight. According to court documents: While on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark on July 23, 2017, Krishnappa intentionally assaulted a girl who was unknown to him and seated next to […]

Minor Girl Charges Krishnappa with Groping on NJ Flight

Krishnappa Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Minor Girl on NJ Flight A 16-year-old girl has alleged that her co-passenger Vijaykumar Krishnappa groped her on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight on July 23, 2017. Following the young girl’s complaint, 28-year-old Krishnappa was arrested by FBI agents on July 23, 2017. FBI Complaint Here’s an excerpt from […]

Tejas Patel had Child Porn on Work PC, Say NJ Cops

Tejas Patel had Child Porn on Work PC, Say NJ Cops

New Jersey desi Tejas Patel (36) of North Bergen has been arrested by the Fairfield Police Department on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for third-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child. Patel’s arrest followed a year-long investigation and examination of his work computer by law enforcement authorities following a tip from his then employer Command […]

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