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Apr 172014
 




Without campaign contributions, “nobody will even talk to you. . . . That’s the only way to buy them, get into the system. . . . What, what else is there? That’s the only thing.
- Sant Singh Chatwal in conversation with a Government Informant in October 2010
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York

Sant Singh Chatwal Headed to PrisonSant Singh Chatwal – Headed for Prison

Hillary Clinton supporter, Bill Clinton buddy, Democratic Party fundraiser, New York hotelier and Padma Bhushan awardee Sant Singh Chatwal is a realistic man and a man who understands the ways of the world.

Chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management LLC, Sant Chatwal knows that money is what oils the wheels of U.S. government and gets American politicians to do your bidding.

So Sant Chatwal did what so many other wealthy Americans do often – He made illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians.

Sant Chatwal – An Idiot

But Sant Chatwal is an idiot because he got caught doing what so many rich Americans do frequently but are smart enough to evade capture and thus escape punishment.

For his crimes and for his stupidity, Sant Chatwal is now headed for prison for illegal campaign contribution and witness tampering.

Sant Chatwal has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act by making over $180,000 in federal campaign donations to three candidates through ‘straw donors’ and to witness tampering. A straw donor makes campaign contributions for which he’s then reimbursed by the ‘actual donor,’ a practice that’s illegal under U.S. law.

Chatwal faces up to 25 years in prison in theory but is likely to draw a sentence of three to four years.

As part of his plea deal with the government, Chatwal must also forfeit $1 million to the U.S.

Here’s what U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch had to say on Sant Chatwal: Continue reading »

Apr 172014
 

Raghunandan Yandamuri's Trial PostponedRaghunandan Yandamuri Enacting His Crimes to the Police

Telugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri was dealt a severe blow in Montgomery County court today when Judge Steven T. O’Neill disallowed his motion for suppression of his video confession and written statement to the police  relating to the twin murders of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna.

Montgomery County Judge O’Neill ruled today that Yandamuri’s video confession and written statements to the police and his cellphone records could be shown to the jury.

Yandamuri was present at the Montgomery County court today.

Following the Judge’s ruling, Yandamuri’s lawyers said their client was “bitterly disappointed with the decision.”

With no plans on entering a guilty plea, Yandamuri continues to insist on his innocence and still wants to go to trial.

You can watch Yandamuri’s video confession of October 26, 2012 below:

Note to Readers: The English stuff in the below video does not start until 59 seconds have passed.

Major Setback

Although Yandamuri made a video confession of the killings (which he claims were accidental) in a calm and chilling manner on October 26, 2012 (four days after his two murders) and provided written statements to the police, the Telugu criminal subsequently changed his story and claimed the police coerced him into the confession and writing the statements.

In early January, Yandamuri’s lawyers filed a motion asking for the video confession and the written statement to be suppressed.

But the Judge was not swayed by arguments made by Yandamuri’s defense team.

Judge O’Neill’s ruling today is a serious setback to to Yandamuri’s bid to escape the death penalty because the video confession and written statement to the police are highly damning.

No one seeing the video confession will have any doubt about Yandamuri’s role in the killings or that he was not coerced by the police.

In the video confession, Yandamuri bizarrely enacts the killings and even acknowledges that the police had treated him well during their interrogation.

Pennsylvania prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Yandamuri.

Now that his video confession and written statement are being allowed to be shown to the jury in the upcoming trial, it’s highly unlikely Yandamuri will escape the death penalty unless Lord Balaji intervenes through a miracle.

Trial Postponed

Meanwhile, Yandamuri’s ‘s trial for the twin murders during a botched kidnapping bid of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom has been postponed to the second half of 2014, according to media reports. Continue reading »

Apr 172014
 

Telugu Bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri Trial Likely to be DelayedTelugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri has arrived in the Montgomery County courthouse in Pennsylvania from the county jail in Eagleville to hear the Judge’s rulings on his motions.

Big Day

Today is a big day for Yandamuri, who’s charged with killing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna in a botched kidnapping for ransom crime in their King of Prussia apartment on October 22, 2012. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Yandamuri.

Yandamuri through his public defender lawyers has filed motions seeking suppression of his video confession to the killings (which he claims were accidental) and suppression of color pictures of the crime scene. Yandamuri claims the police coerced him into making the video confession.

Judge Steven T. O’Neill is scheduled to rule on Yandamuri’s motions shortly.

If Yandamuri succeeds in getting his video confession suppressed, it’ll be a big victory for him.

On Tuesday, Yandamuri’s lawyers also filed a motion seeking a delay in the trial start date.

Around 9:30AM, Yandamuri’s lawyers were huddled in a conference with Judge O’Neill.

The rulings should come soon.

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Apr 152014
 
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Apr 152014
 
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Notorious Telugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri dashed the hopes of millions of Telugus eagerly waiting for a scorching trial drama by seeking a delay in his death penalty trial that was scheduled to start on May 5, 2014. Raghunandan Yandamuri, a software programmer from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, was arrested on October 26, [...]