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NY lawyer: Mistake made in India diplomat's arrest
NY lawyer for Indian diplomat: Investigator made mistake reading forms, leading to arrest
Associated Press
2013-12-25 03:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for an Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip search in New York drew angry responses from officials in India is accusing U.S. authorities of bungling the investigation.

Attorney Daniel Arshack said Tuesday that an agent who drew up charges against his client made a mistake in reading a form submitted on behalf of her domestic worker.

Arshack says the mistake led to the arrest two weeks ago of Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York. She is charged with submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her housekeeper.

Arshack says the error was in mistaking Khobragade's listed salary for what she intended to pay her housekeeper.

Prosecutors declined to comment.

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