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Deportation could be a risk for ex-student in Rutgers webcam spying trial
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) ' A jury is expected to resume deliberations Thursday in the hate-crime trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of webcam spying against his roommate and another man.
They may have more than just the defendant's criminal fate on their hands. If 20-year-old Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) is convicted of the most serious charges he could be deported back to his native India.
Prosecutors last year offered Ravi a plea bargain that called for no prison time and help avoiding deportation.
But immigration law expert Michael Wildes says the young man's legal team made a decision "to roll the dice."
The case got wide attention when the roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide.