Former hotel partner of Donald Trump’s family, Dinesh Chawla, arrested on charges of stealing luggage from Tennessee airport

  • Mississippi man who had opened new hotels in partnership with Trump's family has been arrested on charges of stealing luggage from Tennessee airport

  • Arrest records say the man was seen on 18 August taking a suitcase, putting it in his vehicle and then returning inside to depart on a flight

  • Police say Chawla confessed to stealing those bags and others over time

Memphis: A Mississippi hotelier who had sought to open new hotels in partnership with President Donald Trump's family has been arrested on charges of stealing luggage from a Tennessee airport. Dinesh Chawla of Cleveland, Mississippi, was arrested Thursday at the Memphis airport and charged with felony theft.

 Former hotel partner of Donald Trump’s family, Dinesh Chawla, arrested on charges of stealing luggage from Tennessee airport

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Arrest records say Chawla was seen on 18 August taking a suitcase, putting it in his vehicle and then returning inside to depart on a flight. While Chawla was away, police towed his vehicle and found a second piece of stolen luggage.

Police say Chawla confessed to stealing those bags and others over time. Chawla is free on USD 5,000 bail and couldn't immediately be reached for comment. It is unclear if he has a lawyer. Chawla Hotels owns 17 hotels in Mississippi. The Trump partnership ended earlier this year.

Updated Date: Aug 27, 2019 12:40:16 IST