Indian American attorney indicted for defrauding clients of more than $5 mn

An Indian American attorney who once ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives has been indicted by a federal jury in Boston for defrauding clients of more than $5 million in escrow funds. Abhijit “Beej” Das, 50, was arrested and indicted in June in connection with a scheme to defraud a business-to-business supply company based in India of millions of dollars, and using client funds for business and personal expenses, including the purchase of a $2.7 million house in Florida.

Indian American Congressman Shri Thanedar announces bill HR 1535 to eliminate visa backlog

Asserting that Immigration needs to be merit-based and not dictated by arbitrary caps, Indian American Congressman Shri Thanedar announced that he will be co-sponsoring a bill on eliminating visa backlogs. Eliminating Backlogs Act of 2023, the bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year, seeks to effectively utilise the employment-based visas that are allocated each year under existing federal immigration law.