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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2013 file photo shows Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during a Stony Brook University fundraiser on Long Island in Stony Brook, N.Y. Khobragade, 39, was arrested in New York and charged with lying on a visa form by stating she paid her housekeeper $4,500 a month when she actually was paying her under $3 per hour, less than half the minimum wage. The prosecution of Khobragade highlights a problem advocates say is all too common � workers for foreign governments who bring along the baggage of human trafficking to the U.S. Khobragade's attorney Daniel Arshack has said that his client is innocent and that investigators made a critical error by misreading her visa applications, which were not fraudulent. The case has prompted outrage and protests in India, where officials there say she is the innocent victim of a scheming worker. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer, File)

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