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Asha and Brij Chhbra victims of contract killing by
trusted friend Narayan Thadani over a dispute of 2 million dollars

Jury finds man guilty in Troy murder-for-hire case

BY L.L. BRASIER • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • September 22, 2008

An Oakland county jury deliberated less than two hours before find a Texas man guilty of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of a Troy couple.

Nelson Mendoza, 34, showed no emotion as the verdict was read, a decision that will send him to prison for life, and could ultimately mean the death penalty if federal prosecutors seek additional charges. The seven men and five women on the jury seemed steely as the verdict was read.

The victims’ family and friends sat quietly in the courtroom as the verdict was announced, some of them crying silently.

Mendoza’s conviction is one more step toward what prosecutors say is justice for the shooting deaths of Brij Chhabra, 65, and Aasha Chhabra, 56, who were shot execution style in their Troy home on March 11, a murder for hire scheme that was hatched in Texas.

The Chhabras were killed, investigators say because a second defendant, Narayan Thadani, also of Texas, had embezzled almost $2 million from Aasha Chhabra and was embroiled in a lawsuit with the Chhabras over the missing money. He and a third defendant, Douglas Tobar, accused of helping to hire Mendoza and triggerman Miguel Servando to kill the couple, are in federal custody and awaiting trial. Both could face the death penalty if convicted.

Mendoza, an immigrant from El Salvador, conceded he drove Servando from Texas in the days before the killings, and that he dropped Servando off in front of the Chhabras’ upscale, two story home in the early afternoon of March 11. But through his attorney, Howard Arnkoff, he claimed that he did not know of the plan to kill the Chhabras until he and Servando arrived in Michigan March 10, and that Servando forced him to drive them to the Chhabras home the following day..

“I don’t know how they can convict him when he was not the one who did the killings, and he wasn’t any part of a conspiracy,” Arnkoff said after the verdict.

But prosecutor Ken Frazee praised the jury for its decision. “They did the right thing. It’s the correct verdict.” Frazee said after the verdict.

The Chhabras’ family and friends, who had packed the courtroom everyday during the five day trial, left without talking to reporters

Mendoza will be sentenced to life in prison on Oct. 15 before trial judge Rae Lee Chabot.

Perhaps the most critical evidence against Mendoza was Servando, who testified as a prosecution witness and told jurors Mendoza was in on the conspiracy from the very beginning, and hope to share in the $100,000 the men were to be paid for the killing.

Servando testified for the prosecution after pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of first degree murder and conspiracy to murder. His plea was part of a bargain he struck in which federal prosecutors agreed not to seek charges – and a possible death penalty – in exchange for his testimony against Mendoza.

The Chhabras were killed, investigators say because a third defendant, Narayan Thadani, also of Texas, had embezzled almost $2 million from Aasha Chhabra and was embroiled in a lawsuit with the Chhabras over the missing money. He and a fourth defendant, Douglas Tobar, accused of helping to hire Mendoza and Servando to kill the couple, are in federal custody and awaiting trial in federal court.. Both could face the death penalty if convicted.

While the state of Michigan does not have a death penalty, the federal government has jurisdiction in the case because the conspiracy crossed state lines. As of Monday, the federal government has not yet decided to pursue additional charges against Mendoza

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xx Whereabouts of Narayan Thadani of Houston
« Reply #1 on: Dec 17th, 2008, 2:53pm »

I would appreciate knowing where Narayan Thadani is being held, and how I can contact him.

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I think Narayan Thadani is in custody of United States Marshal Service in Michigan. You can contact them and they should be able to give you his exact whereabouts. - Vijay Mehta
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xx Tobar pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
« Reply #2 on: Jul 22nd, 2010, 08:37am »

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/indians-abroad/US-man-pleads-guilty-to-hiring-killers-to-kill-Indian-couple/articleshow/6199834.cms

US man pleads guilty to hiring killers to kill Indian couple
PTI, Jul 22, 2010, 11.55am IST

BOSTON: A Texas man on Thursday pleaded guilty to hiring men to kill an Indian couple in Michigan in 2008.

Douglas Tobar, 42, entered the plea before Chief United States District Judge Gerald Rosen.

Since Tobar is cooperating in the case, he would be spared the death penalty or life imprisonment.

The government is recommending 20 years imprisonment for him under the terms of the plea agreement.

According to the information with the court, Tobar and co-defendant 63-year old Indian-origin Narayan Thadani had arranged for Miguel Servando and Nelson Mendoza to travel from Texas to Michigan to murder Aasha and Brij Chhadbra.

Servando and Mendoza were later arrested by the police and a search of their vehicle had revealed a diagram and address of a Michigan home and copy of a passport picture of a woman.

Brij and Asha Chhabra were found murdered in their house.

Thadani had pleaded guilty last month and will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Thadani and Tobar are currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

Servando and Mendoza were charged with first degree murder and are each serving life sentences.
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xx Re: Life sentence for Narayan Thadani
« Reply #3 on: Oct 8th, 2010, 06:42am »

http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/06/24/news/doc4c22de112de10972803537.txt

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/indians-abroad/Man-sentenced-to-life-in-US-for-murder-of-Indian-couple-in-2008/articleshow/6712351.cms

Man sentenced to life in US for murder of Indian couple in 2008



BOSTON: An Indian-origin man was sentenced to life on Friday for his alleged involvement in the 2008 murder of an Indian couple in Michigan.

Narayan Thadani, 63, was sentenced before Chief US District Judge Gerald Rosen in Michigan for "murder-for-hire" of Aasha and Brij Chhadbra.

Another co-defendant Douglas Tobar, 42, was also sentenced in the case.

Thadani received a sentence of life in prison, while Tobar will spend 30 years behind bars based on his cooperation in the case, US Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a statement.

Thadani had pleaded guilty in June this year. Authorities said the Chhadbras were killed on March 11, 2008, in their home over a lawsuit that would have revealed embezzlement.

Investigators further said that Thadani had embezzled almost USD two million from Aasha Chhadbra, and was embroiled in a lawsuit with the couple over the missing money.

According to the information presented to the court at the time of the guilty plea, Thadani and Tabor had arranged for Miguel Servando and Nelson Mendoza to travel from Texas to Michigan to murder the Chhadbras.

Servando and Mendoza were arrested by the Taylor Police Department later.

A search of their vehicle revealed a diagram and address of a home in Troy, Michigan, and a copy of a passport picture of a woman.

When the Troy Police Department went to the Chhadbra's residence for a "welfare check," they found the couple had been killed.

Servando and Mendoza were charged with first degree murder by the Oakland County Prosecutor's office.

Servando pleaded guilty to state and federal charges and is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison.

Mendoza was found guilty after a trial on state charges. He is currently serving a life sentence in state custody.

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