Telugu NRI jailed for 6 months in US Telugu software professional Phanideep Karnati, who studied engineering in Hyderabad, has moved to the US 11 years ago to take up a job. He along with 8 others, is caught by the US government for recruiting the students to fake universities in the US.

They are caught over a year ago, and 7 of them are sentenced for 2 years of imprisonment. Yesterday Phanideep was put before the court for the final verdict.

The justice of the court has found him guilty, but considered his clean record in the past and his family aspects and sentenced him 6 months of imprisonment, whereas others are jailed for 2 years.

Nearly 39 students are recruited to fake universities by the Indians. Phanideep begged the justice, and apologized for the US government stating he is not aware of the fake universities and found them genuine on the websites.
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