Investor nightmare

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Raj Chakrabarti, right, leaves with renter Keith Stills after checking on a tenant's dishwasher that needed repair.
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This guy is a thief. He needs to be put away in jail for a long time!
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It is a shame anybody can come to america and set up shop with no questions ask,but the born in america citizen cant even get a corner store without asking who your first born is and how much money you have in the bank so we can rip you off.America cant just let outsiders come in take our jobs and be able to buy homes by doing scams on one another.That is not the american way!!!!!!!!
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Thay are not going to dig themselves out. The money is gone. That is what you get for being greedy.

Maybe next time they will read the contract before signing. There are plenty more of these going to happen.

This hasn't even begun to bottom out.
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Somnath Ganguly is a shame and curse to the Indian community in Columbus. He should be put behind bars as soon as possible and given the strictest sentence so that it serves as a example to all fraudsters. Please, the Government of Ohio should act quickly to put the man behind bars and let the victims of the fraud get their due.
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Awe, isn't that so horrible...they all now have to work like the rest of us underpaid AMERICANS. Maybe they should have kept what money they had instead of being greedy!!! I don't feel sorry for greedy people... the meek shall inherit the earth!!!!!
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Neicy Strong wrote:
It is a shame anybody can come to america and set up shop with no questions ask,but the born in america citizen cant even get a corner store without asking who your first born is and how much money you have in the bank so we can rip you off.America cant just let outsiders come in take our jobs and be able to buy homes by doing scams on one another.That is not the american way!!!!!!!!
An average american is illiterate, ignorant...don't know how to count, how to write, live on borrowed money and have to depend on the immigrant workers to work for us ( we are either too lazy or too stupid )and the rest of the world to lend money to us. This is not american...charity begins at home..we have to change ourselves first b4 we put blame on others
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This has to be one of the most poorly written newspaper stories I've ever read. I was halfway through this thing and I still couldn't figure out what the allegations about this man were, only that it had something to do with real estate.

It seems that more and more newspapers prefer to publish fluff and evocative prose meant to cause an emotional response, or something that sounds like a racy sound clip, instead of news stories. If I want that, I'll read a novel, not the newspaper. Come on people, get back to the basics of journalism.
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It's incredibly easy to proclaim someone a theif or crook just beause someone decided to twist the facts in an article to make it look that way. You're right there are many illiterate people in this world and the fact that you guys are tearing a guy down just because of something you read without getting any actual unbiased information, well you just added to the quota. Notice it's a newspaper article that's whole purpose is to tear this guy down. It's supposed t be one sided and disgard anything that may show that he's innocent cause well duh you guys wouldn't cling to it's every word then. SCANDAL SELLS. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHY THEY WROTE IT THAT WAY. It's just sad that you all believe in it. It's sad when the news turns into a cheap way to make money instead of being informative and neutral. It seems to me the real crook is the writer.
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It's time to put these thieves to ' death ' . Think about the economical loss caused by these thieves and sometimes even death is a result when someone loses everything they have worked for over the years .The theft of large amounts of money and the destroying of lives , the trafficking of human beings , and pedophiles should all be given the death penalty .
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That's true. Here's a scoop did you know that this story was given by Chakrabarti to the Dispatch. Or that in the Qurashi case it was Sengupta and Chakrabarti that told Ganguly how to deal with the transactions. Did you also now that actual properties were owned by Ganguly for years before Chakraborti and Sengupta came in and he had made profit working with other investors (nonBengali) who aveno quibs with him and consider him upstandng. Did you know that Ganguly and his wife, also an investor, went to court where they and the judge told Chakarabarti to settle during a mediation but Chakrabarti declined. They offored to buy both Sengupta and Chakrabarti out. If the properties were giving Chakrabarti and Sengupta so much trouble than why would he have wanted to keep them? Did you also know that it was Ganguly who did all the work in the apartments and managing and the house that were forclosed were after Sengupta and Chakraborti took managment over. Did you know that Sengupta actually admitted to Ganguly's daughter that it wasn't about showing Ganguly he was wrong but about ruining him in anyway possible. Or that it was Chakrabarti that askd, insisted he be an investor.

And to the man who says Ganguly is a disgrace to the Bengali name. Ganguly helped in any way he could any Bengali in need. If someone was sick or ill he was there for them giving them moral support or helping them find good doctors etc, if someone was lost in their way in life he was there giving advice, someone was accused of a crime wthout judging them for even a second he rallied up other Bengalis to help them get bail. He helped organize both cultural and sports events and activities for the Bengali community. He was apart of cultural committees and even did grunt work during pujas.
So I say when you help as many people a this man has in his life you can judge. Until then you'd be lucky become half the man he was.

And something you all don't know. He did have a job. He used to work at Mount Carmel as a surgical technician and I bet some of the same people who are badgering him today are people he helped after a trauma, or gave a new heart to, etc. I just want to thank the previous author...it's a shame you all judge before even knowing the truth.

The one fault this man had was tha he was overly trusting. He trusted Chakraborti and Sengupta (someone he considered like a brother) when they tried to weasel their way to taking all his business (which is why these cases have started because he said no originally). He stood up and said "no this is the business I started and you will not bully me out of this." So what they do? Decide to make him pay for standing up. And all of you are just fueling that fire.
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Steve wrote:
This guy is a thief. He needs to be put away in jail for a long time!
Says you someone who only got half the story!
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Somnath Ganguly is a shame and curse to the Indian community in Columbus. He should be put behind bars as soon as possible and given the strictest sentence so that it serves as a example to all fraudsters. Please, the Government of Ohio should act quickly to put the man behind bars and let the victims of the fraud get their due.
And to the man who says Ganguly is a disgrace to the Bengali name. Ganguly helped in any way he could any Bengali in need. If someone was sick or ill he was there for them giving them moral support or helping them find good doctors etc, if someone was lost in their way in life he was there giving advice, someone was accused of a crime wthout judging them for even a second he rallied up other Bengalis to help them get bail. He helped organize both cultural and sports events and activities for the Bengali community. He was apart of cultural committees and even did grunt work during pujas.
So I say when you help as many people a this man has in his life you can judge. Until then you'd be lucky become half the man he was.
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It's time to put these thieves to ' death '. Think about the economical loss caused by these thieves and sometimes even death is a result when someone loses everything they have worked for over the years .The theft of large amounts of money and the destroying of lives , the trafficking of human beings , and pedophiles should all be given the death penalty .
Read below!!!
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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH READ MY POST IF NOT AND WANT TO THROW STONES AT AN INNOCENT RESUME THIS MOB MADNESS!!!
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Jack wrote:
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An average american is illiterate, ignorant...don't know how to count, how to write, live on borrowed money and have to depend on the immigrant workers to work for us ( we are either too lazy or too stupid )and the rest of the world to lend money to us. This is not american...charity begins at home..we have to change ourselves first b4 we put blame on others

My parents and grandparents were all immigrants to this country from Europe. Basically they worked hard, kept their nose clean and did everything you mentioned in the previous paragraph. Most importantly, they ran the household like a business -- they were frugal and didn't buy things or live on borrowed money. They bought new cars by paying cash and practically never had loans. I was always brought up with the saying that it's not what you make, it's what you save.

My point is that Americans want instant gratification and it's their own fault they are slaves to the latest thing they see in stores. Learn to manage your money like the Indians and other immigrants do and you might have something in your bank account too.

Another thing that hurts Americans financially is they can't keep their rocket in their pocket. They're quick to marry (to the wrong person) and quick to divorce. And divorce, child support and the necessity to support two houses is what keeps you people from prospering. The women's lib movement has really wrecked the family in America but that's another topic for another day ...
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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH READ MY POST IF NOT AND WANT TO THROW STONES AT AN INNOCENT RESUME THIS MOB MADNESS!!!
You are probably behind the fraud with him and helping him!!! Why did he have people pay half with check and half with cash??? Looks like fraud to me, I have seen it many times from even people I have worked with and after an investigation was done....guess what??? Everyone involved went down!!! Pray you are not involved with this crook!!!
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My parents and grandparents were all immigrants to this country from Europe. Basically they worked hard, kept their nose clean and did everything you mentioned in the previous paragraph. Most importantly, they ran the household like a business -- they were frugal and didn't buy things or live on borrowed money. They bought new cars by paying cash and practically never had loans. I was always brought up with the saying that it's not what you make, it's what you save.
My point is that Americans want instant gratification and it's their own fault they are slaves to the latest thing they see in stores. Learn to manage your money like the Indians and other immigrants do and you might have something in your bank account too.
Another thing that hurts Americans financially is they can't keep their rocket in their pocket. They're quick to marry (to the wrong person) and quick to divorce. And divorce, child support and the necessity to support two houses is what keeps you people from prospering. The women's lib movement has really wrecked the family in America but that's another topic for another day ...
Why don't you go back to where you freakin family came from if you don't like the way people in America live!!!! No one for you immigrant point of view. The world changes and I blame the court systems for these issues, not womens lib!! Just because you are male sexist PIG and think women belong in the kitchen barefoot and prego...you think you have the right to say this crap!?! You don't like the way America is then get the friggin heck out and go to some other country JERK!!
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Why don't you go back to where you freakin family came from if you don't like the way people in America live!!!! No one for you immigrant point of view. The world changes and I blame the court systems for these issues, not womens lib!! Just because you are male sexist PIG and think women belong in the kitchen barefoot and prego...you think you have the right to say this crap!?! You don't like the way America is then get the friggin heck out and go to some other country JERK!!
My people don't have a 50% divorce rate. My people don't have mortgages they can't afford. My people don't frequent rent-to-own and check cashing places. My people don't "lease" cars. What my people do have is money in the bank, houses owned without mortgages, and caring families around them ..... whoooooooo ..... don't have to whine about what government service we can't live without. Try growing up and acting like a civilized human being and you might also be able to lead a prosperous life. No, that's okay, put the new iPhone on your credit card .... as long as you can afford the monthly payment. Loser.
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I AM SHOCKED TO SEE HOW MEDIA CAN BE USED TO RUIN SOMEONES LIFE AND BRING MENTAL AGONY, PHYSICAL SUFFERINGS AND PAIN. I JUST PRAY TO GOD AND ASK HIM TO FORGIVE ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO INTENTIONALLY WOULD LIKE TO HURT MY FAMILY AND BLAME ME FOR THEIR TROUBLE IN THEIR LIFE.
A CYCLE OF HATRED-IGNORANCE-DESIRE IS CAUSE OF ALL OUR PAIN SUFFERING. PEOPLE SUFFER FOR GREED.I ONLY HAD A DREAM TO BUILD A PLACE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF HELP NOT FOR MONEY. THAT IS WHY I AM PENNYLESS NOW AND DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY.
LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GIVING THE STORY TO THE MEDIA ON THE OTHER HAND ARE TRYING TO REAP OFF THE PARTNERSHIPS OF MY WIFE'S ONE THIRD SHARE.
I THINK THEY ALSO DID TAX FRAUD, INSURANCE FRAUD, AND BANK FRAUD TO SATISFY THEIR GREED.
I TRUSTED THESE PEOPLE, THEY ACTED VERY HONEST AND THEY ALSO CAME FROM MY NATIVE LAND NOW THEY ALL GROUPED TOGETHER AND DESTROYED MY DREAM FOR HELPING THE DISTRESSED PEOPLE.
I TRUST IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM WHEN ALL THE EVIDENCES WILL BE EXPLORED I REQUEST THE DISPATCH TO PUBLISH ANOTHER FOLLOW UP REPORT IF THIS IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK.
I AM THE VICTIM HERE NOT THEY, IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THEY USED ME TO SATISFY THEIR GREED WHEN THE MARKET AND ECONOMY COLLAPSED THEY BETRAYED ME AND MY FAMILY AND CONSPIRED AGAINST ME.
OTHER POINT THE FIRST PAYMENT TO QURAISHI IS ALRAEDY MADE IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PROOF I HAVE THAT.
ANY ONE NEVER CALLED ME TO SEE ANY EVIDENCES THAT I HAVE, TONS OF EMAILS, ORIGINALS AND NOTARIZED DOCUMENTS, VIDEO'S, AND AUDIO'S ........
THIS IS A NASTY FEUD AMONGST THE MINORITY( US ) AND MAJORITY PARTNERS WE NEED A BUSINESS DIVORCE THAT IS ALL THERE TO BE DONE.
I AM NOT A CRIMINAL I AM A VICTIM OF CONSPIRACY STRUCTURED BY PEOPLE WHO AND I HAD CONFLICT OF INTEREST. I WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE THEY WANTED TO MAKE MONEY.
GOD IS WATCHING EVERYTHING HE WILL SHOW US THE RIGHT PATH.
WE NEED TO ASK GOD FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN WE ARE LOST NOT
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Hey truth wrote:
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You are probably behind the fraud with him and helping him!!! Why did he have people pay half with check and half with cash??? Looks like fraud to me, I have seen it many times from even people I have worked with and after an investigation was done....guess what??? Everyone involved went down!!! Pray you are not involved with this crook!!!
By the way I have nothing to do with this case but in regards to your question... he didn't. These facts have been squed and how do I know. I'm his daughter. And trust me we are not rich. I've had to take out loans for school and on top of that we don't have money for the mortgage nor food. I pray to God (and trust me I am a very God fearing person) that no one in yur family gets put through what mine has been through. These false allegations have ruined our family.

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