Queens family indicted in six-year real estate fraud scheme

March 25, 2010 04:02PM

A Queens family of three has been indicted on fraud charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office, alleging that they promised to help 19 different Richmond Hill residents buy purported “federally seized” properties before absconding with their money (see press release about the case below). The married couple, husband Shane Ramsundar and wife Gomatee Ramsundar, along with their daughter, Shantal Ramsundar, snatched up more than $1.75 million from their victims during the six-year scheme, according to the Queens DA. The trio allegedly targeted the West Indian immigrant community, claiming that they were federal officials with exclusive access to seized properties up for auction. In some cases, the Ramsundars allegedly made promises to help their victims gain legal citizenship status in the country. The total 34-count indictment includes charges of first- and second-degree larceny and money laundering, first-degree scheme to defraud and criminal impersonation. If convicted, the defendants could spend as much as 25 years in prison. TRD

Ramsundar Family 03-18-2010 Ind