Indian American IT company owner cleared of charges
The Indian American owner of an IT company in Texas, Narashima Bhogavalli, who had previously been among dozens of individuals charged in an international call center scamming operation based in India, has been cleared of all charges. Bhogavalli has had all charges against him dropped by the U.S. government, his attorneys, the Kendall Law Group, announced. He had pled “not guilty” to the allegations. The U.S. Justice Department had announced the charges against 61 people in connection with the operation in October 2016. Among the defendants were 32 people in India as well as Indian Americans including Bhogavalli, Sunny Joshi, Rajesh Bhatt and Nilesh Pandya in Texas. Many of those indicted worked out of a network of call centers in Ahmedabad, India. After a presentation by his defense lawyers to the prosecutors and the FBI, United States District Judge Sam Lindsay signed a court order dismissing the indictment against Bhogavalli.