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Indian diplomat leaves U.S. amid grand jury indictment for visa fraud

• AFP

An Indian diplomat, whose arrest in New York sparked a bitter row, left the United States Thursday as she was hit with charges over treatment of her servant, prosecutors said.

In a statement to a court, federal prosecutors unveiled that a grand jury had filed two counts of visa fraud and making false statements against diplomat Devyani Khobragade but said that she would not be present for trial.

“We understand that the defendant was very recently accorded diplomatic immunity status, and that she departed the United States today,” Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the southern district of New York, told the judge....

 

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