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Queens family indicted in $1.75 million fraud scheme A Queens County grand jury in New York indicted a couple and their daughter for allegedly stealing more than $1.75 million through real estate and immigration fraud, according to a release by the Queens district attorney earlier this month. Over a period of six years, Shane Ramsundar, 50, his wife, Gomatee Ramsundar, 46, and their daughter, Shantal Ramsundar, 23, allegedly portrayed Shane as a federal agent and allegedly promised 19 members of the borough's West Indian community that he could help them buy cheap governmentally seized properties in Florida and Queens and/or help them achieve legal status in the United States. "Our immigrant community here in Queens can be especially vulnerable to deception and fraud when someone promises to help them navigate the process of obtaining the necessary documents to work and remain in the United States or to get ahead by dealing in real estate," said Rich...