FAR ROCKAWAY - Witnesses will take the stand today in the trial of a Queens man charged in a plot to frame his ex-girlfriend.

In opening statements yesterday, prosecutors called Jerry Ramrattan a "puppet master."

Prosecutors told the jury that Ramrattan offered thousands of dollars to people to frame Seemona Sumasar of Far Rockaway.

Officials say Ramrattan wanted to keep his ex-girlfriend from testifying in her rape case against him.

Sumasar was jailed for seven months and falsely accused of posing as a police officer.For previous News 12 Long Island coverage of the Seemona Sumasar/Jerry Ramrattan case, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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