Indian American convicted of international parental kidnapping

A 38-year-old Indian-American has been convicted of international parental kidnapping after he took his US-born child to India and later failed to bring the kid back to the mother in the United States. 

Amit Kumar Kanubhai Patel from Vadodara, who formerly lived in Edison, New Jersey, was convicted last week of one count of international parental kidnapping following a five-day trial before US District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court in New Jersey. The international parental kidnapping offence of which Patel stands convicted carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a maximum fine of $2.5 lakh. He will be sentenced in November this year.

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