Houston Physician Cleared In NY Federal Trafficking Charges Including Indian Dancers

April 21, 2015 Nemes Worldwide News

A Houston psychiatrist prosecuted in 2013 in federal court on charges related to forced labor and visa scams conspiracy theories has actually been exonerated.

Dr. Riyaz Mazcuri, who has practices in Houston and Tyler, and three other accuseds were accused of hiring female dancers in India and bringing them to the United States under the false pretense that they would perform Indian cultural programs.

Instead they were forced to dance in clubs in New york city and Houston, according to the federal indictment issued in July in the Southern District of New York.

On March 30, United States District Judge Paul G. Gardephe in New york city released a do not prosecute order, which was approved by the US lawyer for the Southern District of New york city.

In the order signed by the judge, the prosecutors stated, We have recently discovered added realities that call into questionbring into question specific info that had been relied upon at the time of the indictment and that weaken the reliability of witnesses the government had actually anticipated to call at trial.

After examining the evidence and details gotten after the indictment was submitted, Assistant US Attorneys Kristy J. Greenberg and Christopher J. DiMase stated they concluded that additional prosecution of the defendants would not be in the interests of justice.

Gardephes order likewise cleared all four accuseds, who included Mehmood Hassanali Dhanani of Sugar Land.

Mazcuri, 64, said in a statement, There is no doubt that this case has actually triggered me permanent damage that may follow me as long as I live. I am a resilient individual and will do whatever I can to use this adversity as a challenge.

His lawyer, Joel Androphy, stated Mazcuri had actually paid a horribly high price for an indictment that never ever should have happened.

For almost 9 months, he and his family have read worldwide news coverage of the case, mostthe majority of it misleading and distorted, but all of it harming to his track record and his ability to earnearn money, Androphy stated in a statement.

Mazcuri, a Pakistani-American, has actually practiced in Houston and east Texas for more than Twenty Years. His license stays active, Androphy stated.

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