More About Lal Bhatia
In a new book entitled Indicting Goliath: The Continuing Real Life Saga of an Immigrant’s Pursuit of Justice in a World Infested with Betrayal, Corruption, Subterfuge and Fraud, Lal Bhatia, an Indian national, relates a story of how after he single-handedly battled seasoned federal judges, veteran prosecutors, experienced investigating agents, hardened prison wardens, vile snitches, inglorious powerful individuals, and despicable others for over a decade, the United States Government, on June 1 and 23, 2017, finally recognized that they had physically, economically, and mentally tortured, persecuted and victimized Lal, including falsely charged, indicted, convicted, and incarcerated him because in pursuing Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI), Allied Group, Mon Wig and others’ prosecution, he sought to publicly expose their specific money laundering crimes (in excess of US$1.3 billion). The United States Government also acknowledged that Lal would “continue to be persecuted in the United States due to government corruption to stifle his efforts to conceal and protect the money laundering activities, as they have been unable to contradict the extensive evidence establishing their criminality.”
The United States had granted Lal a permanent residence after declaring him an individual with exceptional abilities and in the national interest. The California State Legislature honoured him as a distinguished member of the Indo-American community. The Global Indian Congress awarded him for his excellence in philanthropy. His employers and others called him a hardworking, dedicated, independent, intelligent, energetic, capable, dependable, honourable, thorough, motivated and trustworthy person for a position of responsibility. And then, they turned Lal’s “American Dream” into his nightmare.
With heart, courage, and determination, Lal transformed himself into the proverbial David. He built his own sling-shot and against all odds, took on Goliath and its disgraceful cronies.