Indian Diplomat Re-Indicted In U.S. Visa Fraud Case

NEW YORK (AP) -

An Indian diplomat was re-indicted Friday on U.S. visa fraud charges that touched off an international stir after she was arrested and body-searched last year.

The new indictment just reinstates recently dismissed charges against Devyani Khobragade — charges a judge threw out last week on diplomatic immunity grounds, but left a door open to reviving the case. It accuses Khobragade of lying to the U.S. government to get her housekeeper a work visa.

It’s unclear when, if ever, she might appear in court in New York. It’s unlikely she would ever be forced to appear through extradition.