Archive for June 14th, 2012

Guyanese in US charged in bogus debt-elimination scheme

Guyanese in US charged in bogus debt-elimination scheme

Source: Edmund H. Mahony The Hartford Courant, Conn. (MCT) — Federal tax agents on Tuesday accused a father and daughter from Wethersfield of using a far-fetched and phony debt-elimination scam to steal thousands of dollars from new U.S. immigrants living in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Because of the scam, through which  and his daughter Sunita collected thousands of dollars in fees from so-called clients, several of the clients were persuaded that they no longer had to make mortgage payments and ultimately lost their homes through foreclosure.

A government affidavit filed in court said that Deowraj Buddhu is a citizen of Guyana and is the subject of a federal deportation order. The same affidavit said Sunita Buddhu had reservations on a flight Tuesday from New York to Guyana. Federal authorities would not discuss her whereabouts.  [more]