A United States (US) national of Indian origin, who was allegedly on the run since 2010 after the California government launched a probe against him in a multi-million dollar scam, has been arrested in Mumbai. The Extradition Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch is currently working on the process to deport him to the US.
According to police officials, the accused, identified as Salim Karimi (50), was under the scanner for allegedly defrauding the city of Los Angeles to the tune of millions of dollars through an overbilling scam, in which he submitted fraudulent bills for affordable housing projects.
“The US had issued a Red Corner notice against Karimi in 2015. On December 26, he was detained by the immigration authorities at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport while trying to board a flight to Mexico, and was handed over to the Sahar police.
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