2011-09-09 / Top Stories

New Accusations For Framing Ex

By Nicholas Briano

Jerry Ramrattan may have framed other victims before his ex-girlfriend. Jerry Ramrattan may have framed other victims before his ex-girlfriend. After spending seven months in prison and losing both her restaurant business and temporary custody of her daughter, Far Rockaway resident Seemona Sumasar is still hearing horror stories about her ex-boyfriend Jerry Ramrattan, who framed her for a set of bogus armed robbery crimes she never committed.

First reported in The Wave, Sumasar, 35, broke up with Ramrattan and had a pending rape charge against him when police arrested her. The accusations ranged from armed robbery to impersonating a police officer in Queens and Nassau County. Last December, however, she was released from prison after alleged members of Ramrattan’s scheme to ruin her reputation came forward.

At that time, they told Nassau County officials that Ramrattan paid or made threats for them to file false police reports about the incidents involving Sumasar.

More than eight months after Ramrattan’s December arrest for the framing charges, a report filed by the New York Times last week states that Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown’s team is investigating three more separate claims of Ramrattan allegedly framing other people for crimes they did not commit.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney said that they do not comment on pending investigations, but according to the Times published report, the news of Ramrattan’s arrest has other possible victims coming forward, which may prove that Sumasar was not his first victim. Other alleged victims of Ramrattan, who used to operate his own private detective agency, include a man from Willets Point, who was arrested in 2009 after he was framed for a robbery that never took place.

According to the report, Ramrattan had framed him because he owed money to a friend of his. He was released when he showed proof of attending a trade show at the time of the false incident.

Two more people claiming to have been set up include Deochan Singh, a Guyanese native from Long Island who says Ramrattan framed him in 2007 for a hit and run after his wife hired Ramrattan to investigate him. The third claim involves businessman Richard Persaud, 40, who according to the published report, told prosecutors that in 1993, he spent six months in prison for attempted murder after Ramrattan told the police that Persaud had shot him in the chest with a rifle through the sunroof of his car. Persaud was released from prison after six months, only after he agreed to serve time for the lesser charge of second-degree assault.

Ramrattan is currently held in Rikers Island and is awaiting trial on October 3 for the rape charges against Sumasar. The charges resulting from the elaborate hoax to frame her are still pending, as well. Charges for the other three claims are still under investigation.

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