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Slain Bay Area investor accused of bad business deals

MONTE SERENO — A Silicon Valley venture capitalist killed in his mansion had been accused by former business associates of underhanded dealings and attempts to hide millions from creditors, court documents have revealed.

In the documents filed during his divorce proceedings, slaying victim Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra, former owner of the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, was accused by two former business associates as a troubled alcoholic who used a "sham divorce" to hide money from creditors, spent liberally on prostitutes and bought condominiums for mistresses, according to the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/UAvMkB ).

The lawsuit against Kumra was eventually dismissed, and in court records he denied his divorce was a sham.

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police have arrested 22-year-old prostitute Raven Chanel Dixon; 21-year-olds Deangelo Austin and Javier Garcia and 26-year-old Lucas Anderson in connection with the slaying.

Kumra was found dead in his mansion on Nov. 30 after police said his ex-wife, Harinder Kumra, called 911 to report that intruders had ransacked their home and beaten her. Harinder was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.


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