Kuladri das, aka Arthur Villa – the ringleader in the conspiracy to commit murder of Sulochan

Kuladri das, aka Arthur Villa – the ringleader in the conspiracy to commit murder of Sulochan

Kuladri das, aka Arthur Villa – the ringleader
in the conspiracy to commit murder of Sulochan

Evidence points out that not only was KULADRI DASA (aka/ Arthur Villa) the ringleader in the conspiracy to commit murder of another devotee Sulochan (according to telephone switchboard operator/manager, Jyotirdhama dasa, who was at the time privy to all incoming and outgoing phone calls regarding the murder plot); but also that Kuladri had sex with at least two underage devotee girls in New Vrindavan, while he was the temple president. One of the girls he got pregnant (story below).

Learning to apply the same strictures to themselves,
as they do to other members of ISKCON

At a time when the fidelity and roles of ISKCON leaders are under scrutiny, especially in the jurisdiction of child protection, Kuladri appears to be no stranger to abuse himself.

Persons who have been found guilty of child abuse or pastoral abuse, what to speak of having been involved in or convicted of a felony, cannot serve in any official leadership capacity of ISKCON.

Kuladri is a board member of ISKCON’s Child Protection Office, and is also a member of the North American Council (NAC), and manages the NA Temple Support Office. He also receives a hefty salary.

Evidence points out that not only was KULADRI DASA (aka/ Arthur Villa) the ringleader in the conspiracy to commit murder of another devotee Sulochan (according to telephone switchboard operator/manager, Jyotirdhama dasa, who was at the time privy to all incoming and outgoing phone calls regarding the murder plot); but also that Kuladri had sex with at least two underage devotee girls in New Vrindavan, while he was the temple president. One of the girls he got pregnant (story below).

Both women are traceable for a serious and unbiased GBC fact-finding investigation. Can an ISKCON leader be that bad? Caution: those who are corrupt will try and protect him; and Kuladri has been caught in lies before.

During the summer of 1986, a teenage Indian girl from Bombay, Sravana dasi, was visiting New Vrindavan. When it was later discovered that Kuladri had gotten the girl pregnant, the GBC of the community, Kirtanananda, decided to ship the girl back to India immediately, to protect his right hand man Kuladri from the bad publicity of the illicit affair, what to speak of the criminal charges he could face. In the USA, an adult having sex with a minor is a felony punishable by prison time, if found guilty. In West Virginia, if the girl was under 16, it is considered statutory rape.

Another gurukuli girl who was living at the home of Kuladri and his wife, was also allegedly a victim of Kuladri’s sexual misconduct. Traceable!

Another example of abuse that has been covered up by the GBC for decades? This should be too big of an offense to ignore. But it has been.

Kuladri das, aka Arthur Villa – the ringleader in the conspiracy to commit murder of Sulochan

Kuladri das, Arthur Villa - known as "kruel arti"

Kuladri das, Arthur Villa and Tapahpunja, Terry Sheldon
Masterminds of the New Vrindavan West Virginia Iskcon Community

Iskcon New Vrindavana (Moundsville, West Virginia) Kirtanananda's Palace of Gold

Kuladri das (Arthur Villa), aka "kruel arti", former general manager of New Vrindaban, West Virginia Iskcon Community, cheif henchman for Kirtananda for so many years, and now Radhanatha's bucket boy, is said to be getting a salary of $70 - 80,000 per year to "manage" New Vrindavana (Moundsville, West Virginia).

Conspiracy tanned, rested, and ready, from his prison sentence/ painting salesman experiences, 'miniraj' kruel arti replaced king Eddie as the manager of NV. While only reporting $2500 a month to the bankruptcy court, kruel arti claims receiving a salary of over $75,000 a year (how come the figures never match?), without any 'graft and corruption'. Not that there won't be any 'graft and corruption', just that his 'base salary' of 75K is just that, "a base", it goes up from there. "very base" salary! "not good enough", though as he was recently replaced by Lenny (Narada Muni das) rader of NV/ Alachua fame as NV temple general manager. Now, Mr. Villa runs a life member telemarketing scam and doesn't even have to make the obligatory '1 trip per week' to NV. Living in Pittsburg suburbs, he has dropped to a 'gaura purnima and janmastami' visitor. kruel arti works the life member list like "a skamkirtan mother with dependent children". "I'm in charge, they gotta do whatever I say!" was the company policy and most expect no change from the new management.

Mr. Villa now works for a weekly paychack, PLUS "a percentage of his collections". kruel arti says this is a chance to make unlimited income, where in the past, he was limited to his paltry $ 1500 per week income.

Meanwhile there is not much money to pay the children in the Turley case? Kuladri is alleged to be living in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and going to New Vrindavana only once a week to "manage." Problem is: that recently a woman complained that her 14 year old daughter was raped by at least four men on the New Vrindavana property, while Kuladri has been in charge. It seems the molesters were among Kuladri's hand-picked cream of crop / crew of workers. And so, it is apparently being countered by Kuladri's team that the mother of the child who was raped "is crazy." Great, so what are they saying? When a mother is "crazy," it is then ok -- to rape her daughter? Sorry, whether the mother is crazy, or PADA is crazy, or our neighbor who is an Elvis impersonator is crazy, that is not the issue. The issue is: A minor aged child was seemingly attacked on the temple's properties, repeatedly, while under Kuladri's management watch. Whereas, in Ukiah, we have a huge "Buddhist school" for small children. And there are many little kiddies running all over that place every day. The school is also located on a huge hundreds of acres area, just like New Vrindavana. Yet, none of the children in the Buddhist school -- are getting molested? That is because: molesters are not welcome there! Duh! That is why Hansadutta takes his kids there, he does not trust the ISKCON schools either.

Tapahpunja, Terry Sheldon, ex-con

Then again, the only person vying to take over if Kuldadri leaves is Tapah punja, aka Terry Sheldon, an ex-con who was jailed for complicity in Sulochana's murder. He succeeded Kuladri as Kirtanananda's right-hand man, and former president of the Cleveland temple. Our friends tell us he is quite a bad guy who is alleged linked to other violent crimes against devotees in that area. One of our associates says this Tapah punja fellow tries to start a public fist fight with him in Wheeling, so he can get the police to arrest our associate. Whereas around New Vrindavana, Tapah punja hides when he sees our associate, because our associate will fight him on his own turf. Yet Tapah Punjah is the "second in command" after Kuldari. A thug. Why not find some honest people to manage? Well no, then there will be fiscal accountability for the money and assets, and maybe there will not be molesters on the loose. And what better way to keep a gang of crooks happy but than to provide them with women, homosexual men, and/or perhaps even children for illicit sex, just like pirate captains give their bandit crews to keep them loyal? There is no question in the mind of PADA that providing illicit sex with both male and female adults, and even children, has been used as "bargaining chips" to pay off some of the GBC's band of loyal crooks, thugs, gangsters, lackeys, yes-men and assorted perverts, ... the fanatical loyalists that the GBC pirates have used to act as their dedicated servants on the hijacked ship of ISKCON. It has now become a ship of fools.

Meanwhile Mr. Poncho Villa Kuladri apparently cannot deny that the young woman was raped because there is alleged "medical evidence." So all the denial in the world will not save him if this is the actual case. We think this will be proven as correct. And so now we are told that Kuladri is pulling one of his "sick out" tricks. He says he is too ill to visit New Vrindavana, just like Satsvarupa, Jaggadisha, Prithu, Harikesha, Suhotra, and so many others, these leaders all of a sudden "fall ill" when they have to answer some tough questions about their mis-managing. Now, we are also told that the mother of the rape victim has received some threats of violence, and suffice it to say that if that occurs we will have many people going to the authorities linking the New Vrindavana leaders to her assault. This is not an option for the GBC right now, better forget this route altogether.

Better yet, we might be able to prove that Kuldadri is crazy because he told us all that he had cleaned up New Vrndavana of the molesters. He has not done so, but advertised that he had? So this woman and her daughter have become ensnared in Kuladri's web of deciet, that's all. And now the woman and her daughter's lives have been changed for the worse, and ineed harmed permanently, while Kuladri just wants to know if his favorite thug ex-con felon murder conspirators are getting enough sweet balls to keep them happy.

Tapahpunjah Swami, Terry Sheldon

Tapahpunja Swami, Terry Sheldon - "Mr. Scam",
TPS, top buffoon, punja, kuruksetra das

Evil henchman of Kirtanananda, who was directly involved in the murder of Sulochan Das. Where would you expect him to be today? In jail? No, he is now again a leader in New Vrindavan. He wrote a scam lease that gave himself rights to all the lands owned by New Vrindavan. ISKCON pays him off to keep what he knows secret.

Convicted felon for his involvement in the killing of Sulochan das, this "swami" was captured by FBI agents in malaysia. Immediately following the sulocan murder, this fallen Kirtanananda Swami sanyassi announced to ISKCON europe "i orchestrated the sulocan whacking!", expecting to be greeted like a great hero. This Charter member of the he-man women haters club was the vanguard of "the malaysian invasion". With his buddies Sri Galima, Ramananda, and dutchy Prins, and in the mood of their guru, there are no borders they won't try to jump over. Top buffoon swami, leader of a Krishna temple in Cleveland, testified that Bryant had been spreading rumors that Bhaktipada was a homosexual and a child abuser. In sworn testimony, Tapahpunja Swami [Terry Sheldon] stated that he was the one to inform Kirtanananda about the murder plot. "Owner" of New Vrndaban, on a fraudulent lease agreement where ISKCON exists only to pay the taxes on the land it leases to the top buffoon, AND NVC pays the buffoon $ 7 a hour to mow his own lawn. He doesn't even do that little bit, he subs it out to bhaktas he pays $ 1.25 an hour.

Employed by ISKCON WV to mow his own lawn at the rate of $ 7.00 /hr, this root planting sanyassi drafted himself a 99 year lease on all of The Farm not sold off to land speculators. The rent is less than the taxes, therefore, ISKCON exists to pay taxes for this fallen sanyassi's gardening projects.

Tapapunja top buffoon deeded himself the prime forty acres of New Vrindaban for a rent payment that is less than the annual tax liability to ISKCON, this ex-convict purports to own the Holy Dham, and therefore the right to deny access, even to the life members. most all of these actions are illegal and they exist solely, at the whims of the corporate officials who lavish themselves with outlandish salaries and benefits far in excess of the worth of their performances.

Murder conspirator Kuladri Das, Arthur Villa

Murder conspirator Kuladri Das, Arthur Villa.

He was directly involved in the Sulochan murder. Where is he today? Back in charge of New Vrindavan receiving a big fat paycheck from ISKCON for keeping what he knows secret. After being released from jail he switched sides and became a highly paid GBC henchmen. Previously he had been a highly paid Bhaktipada henchmen. Today he remains the king of New Vrindavan, only second to Radhanatha Swami.

Overlooking Kuladri's Irregularities
By Janmastami Das | Published 11/14/2006

Liberated Yogi Collective's position on Kuladri as New Vrndaban Community management is well documented (the usual suspects, liberatedyogi.tripod.com, etc.). Now ISKCON, in spite of the pressure to remove the scoundrel, has offered him a promotion. This under the blessings of Anuttama and Queen Rukmini, representing the GBC oversight board. One must conclude the "oversight" board must be established to see that certain irregularities get "overlooked".

For one thing, these alleged "many, many years of dedicated service to Srila Prabhupada, New Vrndavana (sic), and ISKCON" are not all coincidental. For example. Many, many of those years of dedicated service to New Vrndaban (proper Brijabasi spelling) were when New Vrndaban was not a part of ISKCON. It was directly because of his "service" (the Sulocan murder) to Kirtanananda Swami's New Vrndaban that New Vrndaban was expelled from ISKCON. Now the "open arms" committee has welcomed back the former deviant, the now rehabilitated Kirtanananda Swami's number two. This alleged co-conspirator in the Sulocan assassination has scant remorse for his previous "sins". This convicted felon has bilked the New Vrndaban treasury for the last five years without even being able to chant his rounds.

For this type of behavior, this person is rewarded with a promotion (unless rising in rank in the organization is actually a demotion). Anuttama and Rukmini flew in each weekend to oversee the weekly Indian fleecing. This is the same program Kuladri has used to collect his $80k per year salary as New Vrindaban Community's absentee manager. Visit on the weekends and make sure no one has stolen anything he doesn't know about and bilk "the crows" out of KRSNA's Laxmi.  We will soon release files of the systematic exploitation of the Indian expatriate community by Kuladri, who will now implement his New Vrindaban based scheme on the rest of the temples' mailing lists throughout the world. All this with the express consent and support of the pillars of ISKCON.

Those who have witnessed Mr. Villa's past shenanigans cannot expect anything other than a "Sulocan murder" type fiasco, with the same ruthless, unrepentant rogues at the reigns of power in this organization. ISKCON has promised full financial disclosure and we feel that that should start with the FACTUAL record of Kuladri's dealings, financially, for the last six years.

The unseen hand in all of this is that of Kuladri's alleged co-conspirator in the Sulocan murder, Radhanath Swami. One of the "infallible in spiritual matters", in good standing, current ISKCON replacements for Srila Prabhupada, Radhanath has had to bury parts of his past that are incongruent with his new-found spiritual perfection. His support for Kirtanananda Swami, even when he knew of Kirtanananda's falldown, shows the clear lack of vision on the part of this inpidual. The fact that it took over four years to come up with an exit strategy from the blind loyalty to Kirtanananda must make any serious candidate apprehensive. Hence, the need to squelch any and all references to the acts of the now "blessed" inpiduals during their "less than blessed" days when they were expelled from ISKCON for their involvement in the actions undertaken by New Vrindaban Community.

Admitted murderers, convicted felons can't be "the best ISKCON has to offer", can it? These are not random choices or done without knowledge of past criminal activity. It is done with the fervent hope that Kuladri can show the remaining parasitically inclined inpiduals how best to "enhance their opportunities", as he has done.

We are to be reassured that Kuladri will "consult the GBC board on critical issues". We are less reassured that anything positive will come of such consultations. Fortunately, he will only spend half as much time as he used to at New Vrindaban. Presumably, this means he will only drive as close as half way from his house in Pittsburgh, some one hundred miles from where he allegedly "earns his paycheck", which by GBC resolution, he sets the salary cap of all this in the name of "devotional service".

They have advised everyone, via the New Vrindaban Community website:

"Naturally, there will be some bumps in the road as we make this transition. We request you to be a little flexible and to work with us, the local board, and Kuladri prabhu to make the transition as smooth as possible."

At least they can say 'everyone was warned!'....

Kuladri’s FBI Immunity Plea Deal

Kuladri’s FBI Immunity Plea Deal

Getting away with murder, and the
implications of dishonesty in ISKCON leadership

We do know that some ISKCON conspirators negotiated deals with the government, in exchange for their testimony against Kirtanananda Swami, such as Kuladri dasa at New Vrindaban, and Krishna Katha in Los Angeles (the murderer's sidekick there).

No one asks the FBI or some other law enforcement agency for immunity, or to cut a plea bargain, unless the person requesting it is to some extent guilty of a crime himself. That is a given.

Why was Kuladri dasa the first one to turn State’s Evidence in exchange for IMMUNITY in any or all charges brought by the FBI and US Attorney?

So the fact that Kuladri dasa requests the FBI forimmunity” if he gives them the goods on Kirtanananda and others involved in the murder of Sulochan, reveals that he too was part of some crimes in which he could face prison time.

From the Court paper:

Q. Mr. Villa, you have appeared today pursuant to a criminal plea agreement; is that correct?
A. Yes, it is.

Q. Is that an agreement that was entered into between you and the United States of America?
A. Yes.

Q. What does that plea agreement provide?
A. It provides that I plead guilty to one count of mail fraud and that the Government will recommend probation for me, and that anything I said will not be used against me.

Q. You entered into that plea agreement with an attorney representing you; is that correct?
A. Correct.

Q. And that attorney, in fact, is seated next to you to your left in courtroom at this time?
A. Correct.

Startling NEW EVIDENCE has surfaced in the form testimony given by Jyotirdhama das, a devotee who was the telephone department manager, DISCLOSING the inside communications of leaders of the New Vrindavan community, and their conspiracy to commit murder.

The expose by Jyotirdhama, points to a very serious corruption within the ecclesiastical hierarchy of ISKCON. It also points to murderous cover-ups, in which those guilty of crimes go unpunished, and are even allowed to occupy some of the highest spiritual and managerial posts within ISKCON.

According to this testimony of Jyotirdhama das, Kuladri was one of the main ring leaders in the planning of the execution of Sulochan. He was Kirtanananda Swami’s “right hand man” in New Vrindavan, and the temple president.

The fact that certain leading members of the New Vrindavan community where implicated in the murder of a disgruntled ex-community member, (SULOCHAN dasa), was proven in court, and the man who pulled the trigger to commit murder was put behind bars.

For the relevant portion of the interrogation record at the trial of Arthur Villa (Kuladri dasa), see attached photographs. Full text of Kuladri dasa's interrogation: https://www.harekrsna.com/sun/editorials/09-08/editorials3382.htm

Kuladry stated that Radhanath was one of the key actors in this unsightly drama: “Mr. Slavin [Radhanath], Mr. Wheeler [Hayagriva] and Mr. Sheldon [Tapahpunja] were pushing for this [Sulochana’s murder] to happen like crazy.”

Source: Kuladri ' s words quoted by Dharmatma das under oath during the trial on 14 March 1993 Trial transcript, cited by Halasz & Halasz, court reporters, “United States of America, Plaintiff, v. CR 90-87 Keith Gordon Ham, Terry Sheldon, Steven Fitzpatrick, New Vrindaban Community, Inc., Govardhan, Inc., Cathedral of Healing, Inc., Defenders, Before: Honorable Robert R. Mehrige, Jr., United States District Judge and a Jury," Day IV (March 14, 1991), Martinsburg, West Virginia, 832-837, 941.

Regarding Radhanatha Swami's involvement in the murder of Sulochan, we should note the following three points:

1) The sworn court testimony of Dharmatma das states Radhanatha Swami was "pushing like crazy" for the murder to happen:

[From court transcription]
Q. Did he [Kuladri] say anything to you about the murder?

A. He had mentioned how he was very disturbed and how it shouldn't have been done like that. And that how Mr. Slavin [Radhanatha Swami], Mr. Wheeler [Hayagriva], and Mr. Sheldon [Tapapunjah] were pushing like crazy for this to happen, and how he had told them not to do it.


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