Man Accused in Multi-Million Dollar Extortion Case Ordered Back to Jail – Chappaqua-Mount Kisco, NY Patch

Man Accused in Multi-Million Dollar Extortion Case Ordered Back to Jail

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Left to right: Helga Ingvarsdottir and Vickram Bedi Harrison Police

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Left to right: Helga Ingvarsdottir and Vickram Bedi

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Vickram Bedi is sent back to the county jail after a Thursday bail hearing. His alleged accomplice, Helga Ingvarsdottir, takes a plea deal and needs to be sentenced.

By Tom Auchterlonie | Email the author | March 25, 2011

Vickram Bedi, an owner of Mount Kisco’s Datalink accused of swindling a pianist, was ordered back to jail Thursday in reaction to his bail source having been pulled, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s office confirmed.

Bedi, who has lived in Chappaqua, was brought before Judge Albert Lorezno at the bail hearing in White Plains for the change of status, according to Tracy Everson, the spokeswoman. His bail is at $5 million and his next date is April 20, Everson said. Bedi was initially freed on bail after a Feb. 28 hearing, she said.

Meanwhile, Bedi’s girlfriend, and alleged accomplice, Helga Ingvarsdottir awaits sentencing, after she took a plea deal on Dec. 14 to one count of first-degree grand larceny and a count of second-degree grand larceny, according to Everson. She is currently out on bail and awaits sentencing.

The two were arrested by Harrison police in November, who were doing the investigation, and accused of scamming Roger Davidson, a Katonah pianist and oilfield services fortune heir, of an amount that has been listed by as ranging from $6 million to $20 million, over a time period beginning in August 2004 and concluding in October 2010, authorities said in November.

Authorities alleged that Bedi and Ingvarsdottir tricked Davidson, who had come to Datalink in 2004 complaining about a computer virus, through a scheme that included telling him that he was in danger from Polish priests linked to Catholic group Opus Dei, and getting him to pay protection money.

Bedi was also alleged to have told Davidson that a source of his computer’s virus was discovered in a hard drive in Honduras, authorities said in November.

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