MERCED, Calif. (Diya TV) — 28 year old Erik Razo of Merced, California received 21 months in prison for aiding and abetting Paulo Mendoza, the suspect charged with the murder of Fijian Indian American police officer Corporal Ronil Singh. Razo, who is a convicted felon and was previously deported for being in the U.S. illegally, tried to help Mendoza escape to his native Mexico.
The Indian government announced the winners of Padma awards and four Indian Americans will receive India’s highest civilian honors. Jagdish Sheth, a business professor at Emory University, will receive the Padma Bhushan. Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Romesh Wadhwani, MIT Management Professor S.P. Kothari and UC Berkeley Economics Professor Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik will each receive a Padma Shri.
Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.