CBI Seeks Italian Court’s Order On AgustaWestland Graft

The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has approached the External Affairs Ministry seeking help of diplomatic channels to get a copy of an Italian court’s order in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
Sources told news agency PTI that the agency has completed domestic portion of its investigation in the case but judicial requests sent to eight [...]

In AgustaWestland Helicopter Scam, BJP To Name Sonia Gandhi In Parliament

The BJP had decided to name Sonia Gandhi as part of an all-out offensive in Parliament on the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal for VVIP choppers in 2010, when the UPA was in power. An Italian court investigating the role of officials of defence manufacturer Finmeccanica - Agusta’s parent company - in bribing politicians and [...]

Modi govt buried under carpet massive telecom scam of Rs 45,000 crore

The Congress on 7th July  accused the Modi government of burying “under the carpet a massive telecom scam of Rs 45,000 crore.”
At a press conference in the national capital, Congress leader RS Surjewala said the scam aims to help Modi Govt’s industrialists friends.
“Latest is a staggering ‘Telecom Scam’ of approximately Rs.45,000 crore plus that is being buried under [...]

Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension is back

Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension is back on. 4/26/2016. A federal appeals court reinstated the ban Monday morning while delivering a stinging rebuke to both the NFL Players Association and the judge who originally overturned Roger Goodell’s suspension of the Patriots star.

Raj Kundra almost got off the hook

Bnned from all cricket-related activities in India by a Supreme Court committee headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra had his heart in his mouth in 2013 when Delhi Police started probing him, but he ultimately left the Capital smiling.
The special cell of Delhi Police, which unearthed the [...]

Court Agrees To Hear Plea For Lifting Ban On Chennai Super Kings

The Supreme Court on 24th February agreed to hear a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging Justice Lodha Committee’s order suspending the IPL franchisee, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), for two years over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan.
A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice UU Lalit said that [...]

Latest Top Scams in India

1) 2G Spectrum Scam

We have had a number of scams in India; but none bigger than the scam involving the process of allocating unified access service licenses.
At the heart of this Rs.1.76-lakh core worth of scam is the former Telecom minister A Raja – who according to the CAG, has evaded norms at every level [...]

BJP alleges stolen files were of fodder scam; seeks CBI probe

The BJP on 10th june refused to accept Bihar government’s claim that 500 odd stolen files of the state animal husbandry directorate were not connected with the fodder scam and alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was trying to save RJD president Lalu Prasad and others accused in the over Rs 1000 crore scam.
“More than [...]

Lalu Yadav appears before special CBI court in Ranchi

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Ranchi Jharkhand in connection with the fodder scam case.
Lalu’s counsel Prabhat Kumar told ANI, “The case is pertaining to RC38A/1996, in which there are a total of 48 accused and most [...]

5 Of The Biggest Corporate Scammers In India

Business tycoon Vijay Mallya is in the news for failing to repay the nearly Rs. 7,000 crores to various banks and his subsequent fleeing from India.
It is still unclear whether Mallya will be returning to India, or how the banks will recover the huge amount he owes them if he does come back.
While the Mallya [...]

HC dismisses plea to arraign Nilangekar as accused

The Bombay High Court has dismissed an application seeking a direction to CBI to arraign former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam.
Justice Sadhana Jadhav recently dismissed the plea of social activist Pravin Wategaonkar who had sought a direction to CBI to include Nilangekar as an [...]

CBI files four new chargesheets in Vyapam scam

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday filed four chargesheets in connection with the Vyapam scam.
The CBI has filed chargesheet against people who have been identified as Dinesh Tyagi, Somesh Tomar, Sushil Kumar and Varun Sharma.
It is reported that Tyagi had hired a man, who on his behalf, gave written examination for recruitment of police constable in Muraina [...]

HC seeks whistleblower reply on CBI plea

Delhi High Court on 17Th June  sought the response of a whistleblower in the Vyapam recruitment scam on CBI’s plea to provide it copies of documents and a pen-drive which were sent to a forensic lab to examine their veracity and whether there has been any tampering of evidence as alleged by him.
Justice PS Teji [...]

CBI finds no evidence of ‘political conspiracy’ or ‘organized crime’.

In a breather for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is reported to have found no conclusive proof of any “political conspiracy” or existence of any “organized syndicate” behind the Vyapam scam.
The case surrounds corruption in admission and recruitment of candidates in the state by the Madhya Pradesh [...]

31 athletes could miss Rio Olympics after Beijing samples retested

In a major doping crackdown STRETCHING back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports were caught in retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games, the IOC said .
The International Olympic Committee opened disciplinary proceedings against the 31 unidentified athletes from 12 countries who [...]

Implications of retests

The IOC has said athletes’ “B” samples would be retested in early June. A formal positive case is not declared until the “B” sample confirms the original finding.
Chicherova won the high jump bronze medal in Beijing, clearing a personal best 2.03 meters to finish behind winner Tia Hellebaut of Belgium and Blanka Vlasic of Croatia. Another Russian, [...]

Doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics

The first athlete from the group of 31 Olympians who were caught doping after retests has been revealed.
Reigning Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova is the first athlete publicly named from the group after doping samples came back positive inthe Russian athlete’s coach said Tuesday.
Coach Yevgeny Zagorulko told Russian state  retests from the 2008 Beijing Games,  news [...]

IOC says 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
The International Olympic Committee said Friday that 23 athletes from five sports and six countries had positive findings in retests with improved techniques on [...]

Canadian Olympian’s wife caught in latest Russian doping scandal

Canadian Olympic athlete Dylan Armstrong responded to the news that his wife, Russian Olympian Evgeniia Kolodko, has reportedly tested positive for doping.
Russia’s public sports channel Match TV reports that 2012 shot put silver medallist Kolodko, 25, and hammer throw gold medallist Tatyana Beloborodova tested positive for prohibited substances from their A samples.
Under the rules of [...]

Rail Neer Scam: Court Grants Bail to Senior Railways Official

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer Sandeep Silas, arrested along with two others in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water in Rajdhani and other superfast trains, was today granted bail by a Delhi court.
Special Judge Vinod Kumar granted the relief to Mr Silas, a 1984-batch IRTS officer, on a personal bond [...]

Railway Bribery Scam: Court Allows CBI’s Plea To Place CDs On Record

A Delhi court has chided the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for “negligence” in delaying submission of two CDs containing purported telephonic conversations intercepted during its probe in a cash-for-post railway bribery case, allegedly involving former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla and others.
However, Special Judge Gurdeep Singh allowed the CBI’s plea [...]

UNC academic scandal explained

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in the midst of an NCAA investigation into a system of fake classes taken by thousands of students, roughly half of them athletes, that spanned three decades.

Woman Charged Over $3.4 Million Australian ‘Handbag Spree’

Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags.
The woman, named in Sydney media as Malaysian chemical engineering student Christine Jiaxin Lee, reportedly splashed out on luxury apartment rentals, designer bags and other high-end [...]

Former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner Charged With Fraud

Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen on 14th May 2016 after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office.
Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president gave instructions — which without a doubt were developed [...]

Syndicate Bank Posts Loss Of Rs 2,158 Crore In Q4

State-run Syndicate Bank Ltd reported a fourth quarter net loss of Rs 2,158 crore ($323 million) on sharply higher provisions and also due to a one-off charge on what the bank called a major fraud in three of its branches.
Syndicate Bank said it wrote off Rs 883 crore ($132.10 million) on account of a fraud, [...]

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