Walnut Creek man sentenced to five years for investment fraud, loan-funding scheme Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm
A Walnut Creek resident was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Wednesday in connection with a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. Along with three others, Lal Bhatia created fraudulent corporations that intended to borrow $160 million to finance fake construction projects.
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Posted by CW, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm
I am curious if this Mr. Lal Bhatia is a U.S. citizen or an illegal?
What nationality is he? I don't know about you but I am fed up with people coming here from other countries taking advantage of Americans. Also, because our prisons are so crowded these criminals, especially Lal Bhatia, will doubtfully not fulfill his complete sentence.....and the financial restitution, what a joke!! How do you get blood out of a turnip? By the way, notice how short their incarcerations are? Berger gets "ONE DAY" in prison! Now that's real punishment! NOT! This article doesn't say what the sentence is for Lal Bhatia or Shelton, his co-conspirator. Hmmmmm??? do you see any justice here? I sure don't!