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US to Seek New Indictment Against Indian Diplomat

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 11:39 AM

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors suggest they plan to seek another indictment against an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched but had charges against her dismissed by a judge.

The judge's ruling says Devyani Khobragade had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently obtaining a work visa for her housekeeper and lying about the maid's pay.

But the ruling left open the possibility prosecutors could bring a new indictment against her. The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said Wednesday it intends "to proceed accordingly."

Khobragade's attorney, Daniel Arshack, says she feels the rule of law prevailed.

After being indicted, she complied with a Department of State order to leave the U.S. The Indian government then asked Washington to withdraw a diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The U.S. complied.

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