July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced two more guilty pleas from men copping to the money laundering end of a massive fraud involving Indian call centers impersonating tax and other officials to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from victims nationwide, bringing the number of guilty pleas to 13.
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Texas resident Nilesh Pandya, 54, and Illinois-based Indian national Montu Barot, 30, each pled to a single count of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, according to the announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. The men, among dozens indicted last year, each face up to five years in prison along with restitution to the victims…