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Ex-CEO sentenced to 6 months for domestic violence

Original post made on Jun 16, 2017

The former CEO of Sunnyvale startup Cuberon was sentenced Thursday afternoon after his wife testified in a Palo Alto courtroom that he had beaten her for the duration of their 10-year marriage.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:12 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Kathy Ross
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

Correction: He was sentenced to one month in jail. 5 months of community service.


Posted by the real donald
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

13 days in jail and the serving the rest of his sentence picking up trash???? And the Assistant DA says that sentence fits the crime and the DA Rosen doesn't even comment?

What a farce. No wonder boys and men here feel they've got a free pass to assault, abuse and rape women. Shame on the DAs office and shame on us.


Posted by Nodding
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Wonderful that the wife had the courage to stand up for herself. If only others would follow.


Posted by Nodding
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

From a more detailed article Web Link Gattani's release, Rastogi held out hope for strong sentencing against her husband, until the prosecutor pressed for “a lesser form of a felony." That was because the Santa Clara District Attorney was concerned a harder conviction would put Gattani in danger of being deported back to India. A lesser felony charge means that Gattani could spend as little as two weeks in jail, and would be able to expunge his record after completing certain probationary measures."

He might be able to expunge his record?!

Deport him back to India if he cannot follow the rules of America.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Disgusting man - I entreat you, please do not do business with him. Do not go to work at his firm. Do not buy his products. This is one way to affect these men who are egomaniac misogynists. Don't forget.


Posted by Dalit
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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Posted by Aisha
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:12 pm

He needs to be reported to the Trump Adminstration. Abuse should land him a plane ticket to India.


Posted by Out of sight
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 17, 2017 at 7:04 am

Why do people think that removing an abuser somewhere else, where women have fewer rights, ia an appropriate outcome?

My concern is that this punishment is only going to make someone who is lashing out at another human being feel even more powerless and out of control. Why isn't treatment a part of this sentence, so it won't happen again?


Posted by Think deeper
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

If I didn't know better I would have thought this was a Sharia court.

I can't believe this type of sentence from an American court. What is going on?


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 17, 2017 at 11:26 am

@Out of sight, one of the articles about this claims that he's a serial abuser who usually beats his wife when he's drunk so he's forced to wear some kind of breathalyzer monitoring device. He's also had a year or 2 of anger management "training" which clearly failed.

All that being said, this sentence is ludicrous where he only picks up trash on the weekends.

I don't get why the Santa Clara's DA office is working so hard to keep this serial abuser drunk here. Shame on them and the message they're sending.


Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

What a disgusting sentence for such a despicable man. Why didn't the DA want him deported? Violent offenders should be deported.


Posted by Dalit
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:35 am

Deport him.


Posted by Updet
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

This man will never change- he enjoyed the power of being a consistent abuser of his spouse and maybe child( who observed said behavior) There is no rehab for such monsters and no counseling will change them. They need to be in jail as a deterrent.


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