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Domestic Violence Plea to Let CEO Avoid Deportation

A 2015 state law requires prosecutors to consider ways to head off deportations

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    Domestic Violence Plea to Let CEO Avoid Deportation
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    Abhishek Gattani, co-founder of customer analytics startup Cuberon and a native of India, could end up spending 15 days in custody.

    A victim of domestic violence says a plea deal reached by her estranged husband, a Silicon Valley CEO, is too lenient and that justice is being thwarted by efforts to ensure he isn't removed from the country. 

    Abhishek Gattani, co-founder of customer analytics startup Cuberon and a native of India, had been charged with felony domestic violence after his wife said he beat her. But in a deal with prosecutors Gattani pleaded no contest to felony accessory and a misdemeanor count of offensive touching.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that his wife said Gattani got a reduction of charges because of possible immigration consequences. A 2015 state law requires prosecutors to consider ways to head off deportations. 

    With credits, Gattani could end up spending 15 days in custody.

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    The Associated Press generally does not name victims of abuse.