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US v Thamby - Victim Witness Information

US v. Ragavan Thamby
Case No.:
L-09-383

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas is assisting the Ministry of the Attorney
General, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has mailed the below documents to the identified victims
regarding the Ragavan Thamby case. Should you have questions regarding the documents,
please contact the Ministry of the Attorney General at 1-888-246-5359, Email: cria@ontario.ca or
Fax: 416-314-3714.

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Description of case

Thamby was indicted in 2009 for defrauding elderly United States citizens into sending money to him or his associates in Toronto, Canada. He admitted that between 2002 and 2007, Thamby’s organization targeted elderly people in the United States - falsely representing to them that they had either won a lottery or sweepstakes or that they had unclaimed funds. The people were then told they would have to send Thamby’s organization money in order to claim the prize or money. As a result of his fraudulent scheme, Thamby or his organization netted approximately $3 million from more than 600 victims.

Thamby pleaded guilty Aug. 15, 2012 and is pending sentencing.

Actual Charges: 

Conspiracy to Commit Telemarketing Fraud

Significant Court Events:

Indictment: Feb. 18, 2009
Plea: Aug. 15, 2012 (click here to open)

Kesha Miller
Victim Witness Coordinator

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