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Woman At Center Of U.S.-India Row Wins Dismissal Of Indictment

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March 12, 2014 AT 12:57 PM
An Indian woman whose arrest late last year prompted a diplomatic row between her home country and the United States has won the dismissal of a U.S. indictment charging her with visa fraud and making false statements to the government. Devyani Khobragade, who had been India's deputy consul-general in New York, had diplomatic immunity when she moved to dismiss the indictment on January 9, and as a result was entitled to the case's dismissal, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday. Scheindlin also lifted Khobragade's bail, and said open arrest warrants based on the indictment must be thrown out.