Indian National Pleads Guilty To Massive Call Center Fraud

Law360, Houston (April 14, 2017, 3:32 PM EDT) -- An Indian national who was among 55 individuals indicted in a massive call center fraud, involving impersonating tax and other officials to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from victims nationwide, has pled guilty to his role and agreed to be deported post-sentencing, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Bharatkumar Patel, 43, who had resided in Midlothian, Illinois, pled guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge David Hittner and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7 in Houston. According to Patel's plea agreement with the government, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and three years of probation. Patel also...

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