US feds bust Tollywood sex racket in Chicago

HYDERABAD: US investigating agencies have busted a global racket trafficking Tollywood and Kannada actresses into America for engaging in business intercourse with Indians on the pretext of performing at Telugu and different Indian meetings.

So a long way, 5 other people from the Telugu and Kannada movie industry have been known as survivors of unlawful importation into Chicago for prostitution by means of a small-time Tollywood production manager couple.

They are Kishan Modugumudi, alias Sreeraj Chennupati, and Chandrakala Purnima Modugumudi, alias Vebha Jayam, each natives of Hyderabad however illegally residing in the United States. They have been arrested on April 28, 2018 in Washington. US federal agents of Homeland Security Investigations have filed a criminal grievance in an Illinois court.

Couple took victims to US meetings for ‘consumers’

According to the criminal grievance filed within the court, (a duplicate of which is with TOI), the offences took place from May 11, 2017 to January 22, 2018.

The couple purchased airline tickets and booked resort rooms for the victims and harboured them both at Modugumudi’s place of abode in Chicago or resort rooms around the country. “The accused would take the victims to Telugu and different Indian meetings held across the United States to identify possible consumers who would pay them to interact in business intercourse,” the HSI alleged within the grievance.

Federal agents seized trip records, recorded the observation of victims, resort records and observation of consumers acknowledging the purchase of commercial intercourse acts with a Telugu actress. When the United States border patrol performed a search on the accused couple, they discovered paperwork, credit cards and a handwritten observe on Maritto Hotel stationery, which proved to be clinching proof.

On the observe, the name of a Telugu filmstar was once written and ‘Washington DC’ and ‘January 19 morning’, ‘Room Number 2018’ ‘two times” and later Room No. 404 ‘one time’ was once written.

During the raids on February 16, 2018, in accordance with a federal search warrant on the couple’s place of abode in Chicago, law enforcement recovered 70 condoms, divided into more than one ziplock baggage, a fraudulent US lawful permanent resident card and safety card within the name of Kishan.

They also seized copies of a letter written by means of the Amercial Telugu Association (ATA) to the United States consul basic at Hyderabad soliciting for visa for specific folks.

A copy of the appointment letter for B1-B2 visa of the United States consulate was once also found.

The US court report printed that the filmstar, who's a survivor, got here to the United States to wait the Telugu Association of Southern California (TAS) megastar evening event in California on November 8, 2017.

However, she arrived in the United States two days after the TAS event and travelled to Chicago for some other convention as an alternative of going to California when agents changed into suspicious and started a probe.
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