Guyana crime update: Sonny Austin Ramdeo sentenced to 20 years

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Sunrise Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Payroll Tax Fraud Scheme

Sonny Austin Ramdeo, 35, of Sunrise, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release in connection with a $20 million federal payroll tax fraud scheme. Ramdeo was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $21,442,173.
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Anti-business Anti- Caring by the PPP is destroying Guyana’s fragile Economy

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Dear Editor,

Upon the passage of the political baton from Jagdeo to Ramotar two years ago, several members of the legitimate business class thought that they will finally be allowed to conduct business with little government interference, paying their fair share of taxes and thus contribute to Guyana’s economic growth and the well being of the masses.
However, they quickly realize that the playing field is not level for all to have a fair shot at success. But when President Ramotar announced that he will form a committee headed by reputable businessman, Clifford Reis to review the tax regime and opportunities for tax reforms, these business persons felt inspired and convinced that he is supporting the business community.
They believed that the days are over when businessmen like Yesu Persaud were publicly abused and rebuked by the corrupt political class.
They were wrong, since all of the pro-business announcement by President Ramotar was just another smoke screen and propaganda
(Not truth like what Propaganda press Have) as the PPP regime remained resolute in its anti-business posturing.

Only members of the business community who are part of the Jagdeo circle and are tied to the PPP at the hip are allowed to conduct business in a fashion that resembles a dictatorial oligarchy.
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some EZjet passengers to get partial refunds some nothing

robeson benn

the puss aka robeson benn

propaganda press been warning about ezjet long now.  it’s official now. some will get some and others nothing. nov 15 last year we learned these scamps did not have money to repay passengers.

Public Works Minister Robeson Benn announced that EzJet passengers are not likely to receive their full refunds for tickets purchased. However, Minister Benn told NCN that he cannot say what percentage of the cost will be refunded.

Benn said that the refund has to be partial since there is not enough money in the bond to cover all the airline’s expenses. He said that the number of requests have so far surpasses what the bond can accommodate.

In the latter part of 2012 the airline’s operational licenses were revoked by Guyana, US and Canada.

‘ezjet guyana refund checques are worthless’ – rosalinda rasul

Oh... Rosalinda!!

we’ve been following ezjet for a while so we know they have no money. today rosalinda rasul finally admitted ezjet has no money.

customers are being urged ot to go to the bank with the monopoly checks issues. we said one month start making alternative arrangements and forget about that money for now. it might never come!

sonny austin ramdeo last interview updated

one of our agents managed to catch up with sonny in richmond hill last week.

stay tuned for transcript

pp: sonny thanks for granting this interview

sr: no problem. the pleasure is mine

pp: we don’t want to take up too much of your time. so we wil get right down to it. any day now the fbi will probably arrest you. you are aware of that correct?

sr: maybe…ok yes

pp: Promise Healthcare lawsuit in October. They suing you for $5.4 million. what’s the real story?

sr: these things are all accusations

pp: so you did not steal the money

sr: correct. these are all accusations. i am still innocent until proven guilty

pp: but it clearly states in the filing that your company pay serv tax inc was a front

sr: no, no, no. payserv is a legitimate company

pp: sonny we’ve checked it out. everything there seems bogus like the suit says. were you diverting money into ezjet?

sr: no

pp: so where did you get the money for ez jet?

sr: investors

pp: what investors? where? who?

sr: ezjet has many backers and investors?

pp: bharrat jagdeo? bobby ramroop? who are these investers

sr: leh we not get into details right now, but we got plenty investors and maybe some of the people you just mention too

pp: how about ezjet and cocaine. how much cocaine were you fetching

sr: never. we never do them thing

pp: ezjet never fetched cocaine? this is an incredible statement sonny

sr: ok so cocaine may have come on the plane but that ain had nothing to do with me or ezjet

pp: who’s cocaine come on the plane?

sr: i can’t say who own the cocaine

pp: so you are aware of cocaine being on your planes

sr: yes

pp: you reported this to anyone?

sr: no

pp: how do you know cocaine was on the planes? you’re not a pilot, you don’t travel on every flight

sr: i know man. leff it at that

pp: is bharrat jagdeo in the cocaine business

sr: that i cant say

pp: if you know would you say?

sr: no

pp: if you’re arrested and charged by the feds would you give up jagdeo or any of your other big friends?

sr: i cant seh dat right now

pp: you do know you will be arrested right?

sr: good possibility

pp: what’s your plan in the event of your arrest?

sr: well i plan to fight. i got a lawyer i hire

pp: why were you hiding?

sr: i wasn’t hiding. i just wasn’t out there like i used to be

pp: you know what happened to ed ahmad?

sr: i don’t like talk bout other people problems

pp: you know what’s going to happen to albert baldeo?

sr: albert was trying fuh rob people

pp: unlike ezjet?

sr: we never rob nobody. never

pp: ezjet has no money to repay passengers, why did you allow rosalinda and the crew in guyana to issue checks?

sr: i never tell them people write no checks

pp: so what you saying? the guyana office operating and doing things on their own?

sr: yes. no. not really

pp: sonny, rosalinda rasul said she is taking orders from you and that you’re in contact daily

sr: ok yes, but the checks is a separate matter

pp: how so?

sr: they know we ain got no money fuh pay back all them people

pp: you don’t have the money?

sr: no we dont have money to pay all them people back

pp: what happened to the money

sr: look, i ain able talk no more. things getting hectic. let we leff it at this

pp: will you g to trial or will you try to work out a deal?

sr: the attorney will look at all options and we will decide what to do and not do

pp: can we check in on you from time to time?

sr: sure i dont see why not

pp: well seasons greetings and thanks for talking to propaganda press

sr: ok

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sonny austin ramdeo federal inmate # 80568-053

rosalinda the clueless. stand by your man baby

rosalinda the clueless. stand by your man baby

Register # 80568-053
Age-Race-Sex 35-A.Indian-M
Release Date UNKNOWN
Location Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Brooklyn

MDC Brooklyn is located near the Gowanus Bay, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on 29th Street.

sonny ramdeo arrested by fbi for tax fraud – ezjet declared dead

that’s all she wrote. another member of the guyana east indian cocaine council in the custody of the federal bureau of prisons.

Sunrise Man Arrested and Charged in $20 Million Payroll Tax Fraud Scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 12, 2012
  • Southern District of Florida (313) 226-9100
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one last beer

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jose A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID); and Christopher B. Dennis, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), announce the unsealing of a December 6, 2012 indictment charging Sonny Austin Ramdeo, 35, of Sunrise, with wire fraud in connection with a $20 million federal payroll tax fraud scheme, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 2. Ramdeo was arrested today in Brooklyn and made his initial appearance in federal court in the Eastern District of New York earlier today. He is expected to be removed to the Southern District of Florida on these charges.

According to the indictment, from as early as 2005, defendant Ramdeo was employed as the payroll supervisor at Promise Healthcare Inc. (Promise Health Care) and Success Healthcare Group (Success Healthcare), both of which owned and operated hospital facilities throughout the United States. As the payroll supervisor for these two companies (the companies), Ramdeo was responsible for overseeing the payment of bi-weekly wages and related payroll taxes for more than 3,500 employees.

To execute his scheme, Ramdeo allegedly incorporated PayServ Tax Inc. and thereafter represented to officers and employees of Promise Healthcare that PayServ Tax would handle the transfer of local, state, and federal payroll taxes to the proper agencies on behalf of Promise Healthcare and Success Healthcare. In fact, however, Ramdeo kept the money paid by Promise and Success Healthcare to PayServ for his personal use.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, IRS-CID, and HHS-OIG. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellen L. Cohen.