Indian filmmaker pleads guilty, to return to India soon

Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar has pleaded "no contest" after he was convicted today of illegally carrying brass knuckles in his luggage, so he can finally return home.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 08:48 AM IST

Houston: Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar has pleaded "no contest" after he was convicted today of illegally carrying brass knuckles in his luggage, so he can finally return home.

Kumar was convicted today of illegally carrying brass knuckles in his checked airport baggage. He pleaded "no contest" to a misdemeanour weapons charge in exchange for time served and could be returned to India in about a week. Kumar was sentenced to 20 days in jail and given credit for time served.

Kumar agreed to the plea deal to avoid further jail time and immigration charges.
"He`s just a victim of circumstance," said his attorney Grant Scheiner.
"They should have just dismissed the case once they found out he had relied on a TSA website," he said.

"I don`t think he ever wants to come back to America again," the attorney said.

PTI