Swami Nithyananda's fraudulent actions have come back to haunt him. Newark in the US has revealed that the controversial godman duped it into becoming its "Sister City" with the "fake Hindu nation" of Kailasa. The scam has caused Newark to lose time, money, and resources and tarnish its reputation. It is yet another example of Nithyananda's deceptive tactics. Despite Newark's apparent commitment to partnering with diverse cultures, an official ceremony with Kailasa occurred after realizing its inauthenticity afterward.