From the NY Post:
A seething Queens judge walloped three members of a crooked Richmond Hill family yesterday, sending them upstate to serve a combined 418 years for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam.
The mom, dad and daughter — dubbed “The Ramsundar Gang” by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder — paid a shocking price for defrauding 19 families of $1.8 million over six years.
Holder said his harsh sentences are nothing compared to the street justice the Ramsundar family would have faced back in their native Trinidad.
“You and I know, that if you did this fraud and paraded and strutted it in your own country, you would have probably been hacked to death,” Holder told the family, which immigrated from Trinidad in the ’90s.
Shane Ramsundar, 53, wife Gomatee, 47, and their oldest daughter, Shantel, 24, were found guilty of grand larceny, money laundering, criminal impersonation and other charges during a three-month trial.
Holder had no sympathy for any of the grifters. The tough judge even had one victim, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, stand up in court, so Shane could see him. Holder said the family’s crimes nearly killed this victim, who lost so much money he couldn’t afford medication.