Thursday, October 1, 2009

DA: Queens Man Posed as US Agent to Defraud Immigrants

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- A Queens man faces charges that he swindled immigrants out of more than $1 million by posing as a government agent.

Queens prosecutors say Shane Ramsundar flashed a badge, wore a gun and told people he was an undercover Homeland Security agent. They say he extorted $43,000 from one victim by telling him he was on a terrorism watch list and might be deported if he didn't fork over cash.

Authorities say he told others he could get them green cards for a fee.

Prosecutors say Ramsundar also stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from immigrants who thought they were buying real estate in Florida.

Ramsundar is charged with larceny, fraud and impersonating a public servant.


Anonymous said...

Wow thats why i dont trust ppl in new york everybody cant be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Is this person related to Bhola Ramsundar?