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Indian Diplomat Accuses Maid She's Accused of Underpaying of Trying to Blackmail Her

Stands accused of visa fraud

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An Indian diplomat who was arrested in New York City and accused of paying her housekeeper about $3 an hour had claimed the woman blackmailed her over the summer, an Indian official said Thursday.

The case has sparked a diplomatic furore between the United States and India, which is incensed over what its officials described as degrading treatment toward Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York.