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Ahold Corporate Governance Essay

3238 words - 13 pages

Plunder of India

India now is witnessing not mere corruption, but national plunder.
--Brahma Challeny, The Hindu, Dec 6, 2010

Top 5 in the world India - $1456 billion (1.4 Trillion dollars)

Russia - $470 billion UK $390 billion Ukraine - $100 billion China $96 billion

Note: While these numbers are not substantiated because of secrecy, it does reflect the magnitude.

Conservative Estimate by Global Financial Integrity

India’s standing per Transparency International

India’s Corruption Perception Index: 3.3
Scale of 0 to10 10 (highly clean), 0 (highly corrupt)

The Republic of Scams

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5 crores. 90% of infrastructure development costs were looted. 900+ crores billed for about 85 crores stadium.

-- Deccan Herald, Jan 9, 2011

India, Republic of Scams

Commonwealth games (CWG) fraud 60,000 crores, 13 billion dollars (2010)
[Conservative estimate!!!]

India, Republic of Scams

A fish rots from the head down
India’s situation is best explained by an ancient proverb, “A fish rots from the head down.” When the head is putrid, the body politic cannot be healthy…. When public is angry over revelations of a new mega-scandal, the strategy often employed is to start targeting second-tier corruption selectively (while top-tier is protected).

India’s political corruption poses an

existential threat to the state.
Brahma Challeney, The Hindu, Dec 6, 2010

India, Republic of Scams

Hassan Ali Khan Hawala scam
(evading taxes up to 100,000 crores)
Hassan Ali Khan a stud farmer from Pune who started as small time con man, bank fraud to Hawala transactions. He has known Swiss account of $8 billion dollars and more. Most of the money believed to belong to politicians and industrialists and Khan was conduit. That is not all. There is enormous amount of money ploughed back into India stock market as participatory notes. Even though Swiss was willing to give more information if requested, Govt submitted forged documents as request. Hassan Ali Khan is richer than Aziz Premji!! Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee is even changing tax laws to evade sharing information about the assets. CID Investigations confirmed a meeting

between Hassan Ali, Vilasrao Deshmukh (ex CM of Maharashtra) and Ahmed Patel (trusted secretary of Sonia Gandhi). -- The Statesman,
Hassan Ali and Billions, May 7, 2010

India, Republic of Scams

Rajiv Gandhi 2 billions in Swiss bank in 1991
There are 70 tax havens and most India’s wealth is in Swiss and various British/US Islands and now in Dubai!.
-- Rediff, Mar 2009

As appeared in popular Swiss magazine Schweizer Illustriet in 1991. This was never challenged!!

India, Republic of Scams

Bofors Scam
(400 million dollars, in 1980s)
Biggest scandal of the time, in 1980’s where major cut was believed to be taken by Rajiv Gandhi and his party, with Quattrochi, close Italian family friend of Sonia Gandhi brokering the deal. Quattrochi negotiated many Indian Govt deals on behalf of his parent company Snam Progetti. In Dec 2005, Indian Government (Additional Solicitor general) helped de-freeze Quattrochi account with no regards to Indian courts as it did not inform even the Supreme Court. In Feb 2007 when Argentina detained Quattrochi, Indian Government submitted forged papers that resulted in rejection by Argentina. Recently India’s CBI withdrew his name from list of wanted persons.

India, Republic of Scams

And more scams by our politicians
Ex Jharkhand Chief Minister, 1 billion dollars, (in
more than 1800 bank accounts worldwide, from mineral rich state) 2006-2009

Mayawathi, UP...

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