An Indian diplomat accused of lying about how much she paid her housekeeper has left the U.S., but not before being indicted.
Federal prosecutors say that Devyani Khobragade is charged with visa fraud and making false statements, but they say that she has been given diplomatic immunity status and left the United States on Thursday.
According to a letter to the judge, the charges are pending until she can be brought to court to face them, either through a waiver of immunity or upon her return to the U.S. without immunity status.
Khobragade was allegedly paying her maid, who's also from India, less than $3 an hour.
Her case sparked protests in India after it was revealed that she was strip searched after she was arrested.