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.