2010-12-17 / Front Page

Additional Charges For Framing Ex

Third Accomplice Arrested In Hoax
By Nicholas Briano
In addition to the charges filed against him in Nassau County last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that they have brought Jerry Ramrattan up on charges involving the elaborate hoax to frame his ex-girlfriend for committing crimes that never happened.

Jerry Ramrattan, 38, is accused of framing his exgirlfriend who was arrested for a crime she never committed. Jerry Ramrattan, 38, is accused of framing his exgirlfriend who was arrested for a crime she never committed. The charges involve the same scheme he was arrested for in Nassau County but the case now includes the arrest of Jamaica resident, Rajive Mohanlal, 21, an additional accomplice allegedly involved in filing a false police report about an incident that never happened in Jamaica.

According to the criminal complaints, Ramrattan, 38, solicited Mohanlal to make a false police report alleging that he was robbed at gunpoint by Seemona Sumasar and another individual, Vishwanaut Bandhu, because Ramrattan’s ex-girlfriend had brought a rape charge against him and she would be called as a witness at trial. It is further alleged that the only reason Mohanlal agreed to take part in the hoax was because Ramrattan threatened to have his family deported if he did not.

As a result, on September 15, 2009, Mohanlal made the call to 911 and claimed he was robbed at gunpoint in the early morning hours at the intersection of 183 Street and Hillside Avenue by Sumasar and Bandhu after they approached his vehicle dressed as police officers. Mohanlal also allegedly planted one live round at the scene that was later discovered by police. He claimed the bullet fell to the ground when the gun was “racked” by Sumasar.

Based on Mohanlal’s statements, Bhandu was arrested on July 7, 2010, and charged with first- and second-degree robbery, firstdegree criminal impersonation and seconddegree menacing. Nassau County Police had arrested Sumasar in May in connection with two similar false armed robbery reports framed and organized by Ramrattan.

According to the criminal complaint, Mohanlal also testified before a Queens County grand jury that the couple committed the alleged crime and insisted he knew no one by the name of Jerry Ramrattan. The testimony led to the indictment of Sumasar and Bhandu.

However, on the heels of Ramrattan’s arrest last Thursday along with two other accomplices in Nassau County, Mohanlal allegedly informed a detective assigned to the Queens District Attorney’s Detective Bureau that he made up his story because Ramrattan had threatened his family.

Mohanlal was arraigned on first-degree perjury, fifth-degree conspiracy, fourthdegree tampering with a witness and third-degree falsely reporting an incident. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Ramrattan was arraigned on Monday and charged with first-degree perjury, fifth-degree conspiracy, fourth-degree tampering with a witness and thirddegree falsely reporting an incident. He also faces up to seven years in prison if convicted and is being held without bail.

The incident that was falsely reported in Jamaica was one of three times Ramrattan tried to frame and diminish Sumasar’s creditability. He promised to pay two others in exchange for them to make up their stories in order to have Sumasar arrested.

Luz Johnson and Terrell Lovell were arrested and charged with perjury in Nassau County last week along with Ramrattan. They also made up false police reports that Sumasar held them at gunpoint while dressed as a police officer.

Ramrattan, in addition to the Queens charges, was also arraigned and charged in Nassau County on two counts each of firstdegree perjury and falsifying business records; two counts each of third-degree falsely reporting an incident and offering false instrument and fifth-degree conspiracy.

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