Date: 12/27/2005


Recently, a close relative of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was arrested on charges of illegal and immoral activities. Yogesh K. Gandhi, a 55 year old Pleasant Hill resident from San Francisco was sentenced to two years in prison a fine of $4,000 for unlawful currency transactions. //// Gandhi admitted that he had actually made cash deposits worth $156,000 but claimed to have deposited less than $10,000 to avoid having the bank report the transactions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). By law, financial institutions are required to report to the IRS when deposits above $10,000 are made in cash. Yogesh Gandhi had previously also served a year in prison in mail fraud at the time of Bill Clinton’s re-election. When Yogesh was arrested in San Francisco in relation to this fraud, an airline ticket to India was found in his possession which suggested that he was trying to leave the country. //// Yogesh who is a descendent of Mohandas Gandhi, once also ran an organization called the Gandhi International Memorial Foundation in Orinda. //// Editors can be reached at 000000000