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Washington: An Indian woman was sentenced to three years’ probation for money laundering. 25-year-old Nikita Patel now faces imminent deportation. She is accused of playing the part in a phone scam. Thousands of dollars were netted from the victims across 32 stated in this 170,000 USD phone scam.

She had worked as a “runner’’, her job was to pick up the money sent by people. Authorities said that she fooled everyone into believing that they were owning the Internal Revenue Services(IRS) back taxes.

She used to cut a deal for herself and then send the rest to India. All the fraudulent phone calls were originated in India, Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Brian Lynch said on Friday.

Another runner Akash S Patel was arrested with Nikita. Superior Court Judge Susan J Steele said that frauds like this perpetrated by her seem to be an endemic problem. She sentenced Nikita Patel to three years’ probation for a charge of money laundering on Friday.

The scam involved 72 people in 32 states, said the local prosecutors.

A deportation detainer was placed on her by the Federal government and as a result, she continues to be in jail.

The original charges on the ‘’runner’’ duo were the conspiracy to commit theft by deception. It is considered a second-degree crime. Nikita had pleaded guilty to third-degree money laundering according to the media reports.

Courts records stated that Akash pleaded guilty to a third-degree theft charge in November. He is also sentenced to probation and he has been since then deported.(Inputs from agencies)

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itel Launches First Dual Camera Smartphone in India

itel "A62" is powered by 3000mAh battery and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB

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The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera with flash and 13.0MP+VGA dual rear-camera. (IANS)

China-based Transsion Holdings’ itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone “A62” in India for Rs 7,499.

The latest addition to the company’s line-up of 4G smartphones comes with face unlock, fingerprint sensor, bike mode and dual rear camera set-up.

The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera with flash and 13.0MP+VGA dual rear-camera.

“Camera on a phone has seen maximum innovations and improvements. With this insight, we have launched our first dual rear camera smartphone — ‘A62’, with full screen and multiple value added features,” Goldee Patnaik, Head of Marketing, itel Business Unit, said in a statement.

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The device has a an 8.1-mm body with a full laminated body and thin bezels.

Running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS, the smartphone powered by 1.3 GHz processor, a 5.65-inch HD+ IPS full view display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

itel “A62” is powered by 3000mAh battery and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB. (IANS)

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