Devyani Khobragade is an Indian diplomat working as deputy counsel general in US. She is paid $4200 a month by the Indian Govt. She hired an Indian worker as maid stating in Visa she would pay her $4500 a month for 40 hours week. But she had drawn up another contract in India agreeing to pay her only $573 per month. This was in June 2012 .She is arrested in this month when she dropped her children to school , handcuffed, strip searched ,allegedly cavity searched and placed with 'drug addicts' in a cell for 6 hours before being granted bail . This led to considerable outrage in India ,withdrawal of special privileges for US diplomatic staff in India and protests outside US embassy. Points against Devyani: She knowingly committed visa fraud The maid alleges she had to work more than 40 hours a week She paid the maid less than what law stipulates in US She is accused of a scam in India She does not have full diplomatic immunity only for consulate functions Points for Devyani: The maid agreed to the pay willingly (normal payment in India for maid is less than $200 per month.She was paid three times that) She had lodged a complaint against the maid about threatening to blackmail her much before the arrest on July 5th. from wiki Spoiler : Three days later Khobragade, allegedly, was called to an immigration lawyer's office where she is asked by the maid to shell out $10,000, convert her official passport into an ordinary one and help with her visa which would allow her to live in the US. My opinion is both the diplomat and maid are guilty. Diplomat gamed the system , committed visa fraud so that she could have a house maid at low cost. The maid gamed the system , she went to US willingly . Less than a year later she left the house, brought a complaint against the diplomat and got visa for her children,husband to work in US by claiming to be the victim. wiki Spoiler : After four days, on December 10, 2013, the maid's husband and children were granted T visas, which allow certain victims of human trafficking and immediate family members to remain and work temporarily in the United States if they agree to assist law enforcement in testifying against the perpetrators So how should the US have dealt the case?. Should it have arrested the lady and brought the full force of law against her? . Or should she have been just expelled from the embassy?.