US feds bust Tollywood sex racket in Chicago | India News

HYDERABAD: US investigating organizations have busted an global racket trafficking Tollywood and Kannada actresses into The united states for participating in industrial sex with Indians on the pretext of executing at Telugu and other Indian conferences.

So far, 5 individuals from the Telugu and Kannada movie field have been recognized as survivors of illegal importation into Chicago for prostitution by a tiny-time Tollywood generation supervisor couple.

They are Kishan Modugumudi, alias Sreeraj Chennupati, and Chandrakala Purnima Modugumudi, alias Vebha Jayam, both of those natives of Hyderabad but illegally residing in the US. They have been arrested on April 28, 2018 in Washington. US federal brokers of Homeland Security Investigations have submitted a criminal complaint in an Illinois courtroom.

Couple took victims to US conferences for ‘customers’

According to the criminal complaint submitted in the courtroom, (a duplicate of which is with TOI), the offences took area from Could 11, 2017 to January 22, 2018.

The couple ordered airline tickets and booked resort rooms for the victims and harboured them either at Modugumudi’s home in Chicago or resort rooms across the state. “The accused would consider the victims to Telugu and other Indian conferences held across the US to recognize potential prospects who would shell out them to engage in industrial sex,” the HSI alleged in the complaint.

Federal brokers seized vacation records, recorded the statement of victims, resort records and statement of prospects acknowledging the buy of industrial sex acts with a Telugu actress. When the US border patrol conducted a look for on the accused couple, they discovered files, credit playing cards and a handwritten take note on Maritto Lodge stationery, which proved to be clinching evidence.

On the take note, the name of a Telugu filmstar was prepared and ‘Washington DC’ and ‘January 19 morning’, ‘Room Selection 2018’ ‘two times” and afterwards Area No. 404 ‘one time’ was prepared.

In the course of the raids on February 16, 2018, based on a federal look for warrant at the couple’s home in Chicago, legislation enforcement recovered 70 condoms, divided into many ziplock bags, a fraudulent US lawful long-lasting resident card and safety card in the name of Kishan.

They also seized copies of a letter prepared by the Amercial Telugu Association (ATA) to the US consul typical at Hyderabad requesting visa for particular folks.

A duplicate of the appointment letter for B1-B2 visa of the US consulate was also discovered.

The US courtroom doc revealed that the filmstar, who is a survivor, came to the US to go to the Telugu Association of Southern California (TAS) star night time function in California on November 8, 2017.

Even so, she arrived in the US two days right after the TAS function and travelled to Chicago for a different meeting as an alternative of likely to California when brokers became suspicious and began a probe.

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