NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Indian diplomat accused of lying about how much she paid her nanny was indicted in New York City on Thursday and left the United States on official orders, after officials in India refused to waive her diplomatic immunity.
Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest triggered an outcry in India, is charged with visa fraud and making false statements.
Authorities ordered Khobragade to leave the United States. She had left as of shortly before 11 p.m.
Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in New York, allegedly lied on a visa application for her nanny.
The indictment released on Thursday claims Khobragade created a second agreement with the victim after she submitted a falsified visa application that set the true terms of employment, including a wage of $573 per month, regardless of overtime hours.