posts on Bad Lawyer last year. Daytonians are now in luck, he is now making the move the midwest according to a commentator who tipped me to this news report at the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
"A Hindu guru dogged by controversy is relocating his temple to Dayton, Ohio, even as he wages legal battles in Georgia.
Annamalai Annamalai, also known as Dr. Commander Selvam, moved his operations in part because he needed to 'step back and regroup' from his troubles in Atlanta, said his lawyer John Scaccia. Annamalai has been arrested twice in Gwinnett County since 2008 on charges of credit card fraud and practicing medicine without a license. Prosecutors dropped the charges due to insufficient evidence.
The lawsuit claims Cwalina coached individuals to say they were swindled by Annamalai as part of a conspiracy to destroy the temple. It is the latest of dozens of legal actions that Annamalai has filed against people who criticized him or raised questions about his practices.
'The poor guy was portrayed by law enforcement as being some type of a criminal,' said Scaccia.
Officials from the Gwinnett police and Sheriff's departments declined to comment on the pending litigation.
The Dayton Daily News this month reported that Annamalai paid $525,000 in cash for an old bank building in downtown Dayton. He also bought a flea market where he plans to establish his new temple, the newspaper said. But Georgians probably haven't seen the last of Annamalai.
'He thinks of them very highly and cares about his temple and wants to come back there,' Scaccia said.
When last we checked in with Annamalai or whatever alias he using, he had lost a Fulton County, Ga. lawsuit and both he and his attorney were sanctioned to the tune of $11,000 for frivolous conduct. The Guru and his lawyer may have made the further fatal mistake of filing a frivolous federal action--more shall be revealed.