An Indian citizen in the US admitted a charge of using information collected under a telemarketing scheme in India to try to embezzle nearly six million dollars from seven elders. Chirag Sachdeva (30) was arrested by FBI agents on February 16 when the plane landed in Boston after arriving from India.
The US Ministry of Justice said in a statement Tuesday that Sachdeva admitted in front of US District Court Chief Justice John J. McConnell Jr. that he tried to embezzle money from bank accounts of victims over the age of 65 in the US. For this, he used his personal and bank information obtained under a telemarketing scheme of India.
He said that while implementing the scheme, call center operators in India collected personal and bank information directly from the victims and from their computers.
Sachdeva admitted that he later tried to use this information to embezzle money from the bank accounts of the victims. Sachdeva will be sentenced on December 8 in this case. Sachdeva could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years imprisonment, three years after release to keep an eye on him, and a fine of $ 2,50,000.