India-born tech CEO escapes jail term despite brutally beating girlfriend 117 times in 30-min attack
India Today, 25 Apr 2014
Gurbaksh Chahal, India-born CEO of RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company focusing on real-time advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, has dodged jail time even after beating his girlfriend 117 times.
Chahal, 31, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour, domestic violence and battery charges last week, dodging 45 felony counts for the videotaped 30-minute beating of his girlfriend, The Huffington Post reported.
But the tech millionaire, who was arrested last August after police responded to a 911 domestic violence call at his San Francisco penthouse apartment, was sentenced to only three years' probation, 52 weeks in a domestic violence training programme and 25 hours of community service. Full story