Brown collar crime

Bar & Bench July 28 2011

This year's biggest criminal trial in US involved quite a few Indians. Lexpert looks at what possibly could be the reason for high profile men like Rajat Gupta and Anil Kumar to risk everything for more.

For a long time, Indian-Americans, along with other Asian-Americans, were perceived as a model minority. The kids were well-behaved, listened to their parents, maxed their SATs and went to great schools. When they graduated, they went into software industry or became doctors or management consultants (with the odd rotten apples becoming lawyers, bhangra pop DJs in New Jersey or teaching . . .

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