Hearing Set for 2 Charged in US Phone Scam
Two men accused in a nationwide phone scam that netted $300,000 in cash will face hearings late next month in Berkshire Superior Court.
In a pretrial hearing Friday in Northern Berkshire District Court, Judge Paul Vrabel set the hearings for Parth Chaudhari and Ajaykumar Chaudhari for Aug. 28.
The hearing date for Jitendra Chaudhari, a third defendant, will be set Monday.
Parth "Peter" Chaudhari, 23, of Pownal, Vt., has hired attorney Elizabeth Quigley. The court has appointed Glenn Keiderling to represent Ajaykumar Chaudhari, 24, also of Pownal.
Jitendra Chaudhari, 27, of Williamstown, is the cousin of Ajaykumar Chaudhari, according to court records.
All three pleaded not guilty last month when arraigned on larceny and conspiracy charges. They are being held at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction in Pittsfield, each on $100,000 bail.
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