Dirty Money from
‘Big Brother’: Jade Goody
As reported by TOI:
British celebrity Jade Goody, infamous in India for her alleged
racial slurs against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on a reality TV
show, is now on a charitable mission to the country to donate part
of the "dirty" money earned on the serial to a children's home here.
The 25-year-old British celebrity donated 50,000 dollars to a
children's home run by a charitable trust on Feb 27. "For me the
money I earned from 'Big Brother' is dirty money, as it caused a lot
of hurt to people. It would not have been a nice thing to put it in
the bank," Goody told reporters.
Dirty Money of
Hilton by Sex Video
Paris Whitney Hilton
February 17, 1981)
is an American singer, actress, and fashion model. She is an heiress
to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, and to the real estate
fortune of her father, Richard Hilton.
Hilton also starred in
1 Night in
Paris (2004), an
unauthorized sex video with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, for
which she received directorial credit. The film earned three AVN
Awards in 2005, including "Best Selling Title of the Year". Hilton
originally sued Salomon over the release of the tape, but settled
out of court in July 2005. According to reports, Hilton was awarded
up to $400,000 and planned to donate a percentage to charity..
However, in a 2006 interview with GQ magazine, she stated:
"I never received a dime from (the video). It's just dirty money and
(Salomon) should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused
Dirty Money Runs
In 2000 the joint
commissioner of Bombay police, D. Shivanandan announced that a
notorious film producers, Bharat Shah had financed the (now)
controversial film "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke" with money straight
from the underworld.
The Guardian says, "In
1997, Bollywood music baron Gulshan Kumar was assassinated by a hit
Bombay (now renamed Mumbai)
city centre. Last Tuesday, Merchant, an assassin employed by
feared gangland boss, Chotta Shakeel, was remanded in police
custody. He has now confessed to receiving 100,000 rupee (almost
£1,500) from Shakeel as the first installment for the murder of the
21 crores from London bank
The same CBI and
Government solicitor to pursue the instruction of Sonia Gandhi and
law Minister Bhardwaj gave green signal to the London Bank because
of that freeze a/c was defreeze to facilitate Mr. Q for drawing Rs.
21 crores. That was dirty money. Some portion of it might reached
from Italian to Italian. Who should follow Jade Goody?
Ever since the Swedish
radio station revealed, all those years ago (1987), that Bofors had
paid bribes in obtaining their contracts to sell the Indian
Government guns the Congress Party has concentrated on ensuring that
the names of the guilty never came out. First, when Bofors offered
to give the government names of those allegedly bribed, Rajiv Gandhi
intervened to say this would not be in the national interest. When
angry Opposition parties continued to make a noise about Bofors and
demand that we try and get some information from the Swiss
Government, a deliberate attempt was made to send the wrong kind of
letter rogatory. Instead of asking for details of bank accounts on
the grounds that they related to bribes, we sent them a letter
rogatory which talked of tax evasion. The letter rogatory was
rejected because the Swiss banking system only reveals its secrets
when corruption or dirty money is involved.
Dirty Money in
Elections: US campaign reform bill
Most elections in the
USA are probably
as dirty as they are in
Watergate? However, after a rather prolonged debate on how to make
campaigns less expensive and more fair to all the candidates the US
lawmakers have at last come up with a piece of legislation US
campaign reform bill which should be of interest to Indian
The sweeping campaign
reform measure was jointly moved by Republican Senator John McCain
and his Democratic colleague Russ Feingold and was passed by a 59-41
majority. The fact that only 12 Republicans along with 47 of the
"opposition" Democrats voted for the measure would, in the
have been seen as the "defeat" of the government. However, in the
USA it is being
celebrated as the triumph of democracy.
The Anti-Money Laundering
Council on Tuesday warned it will not hesitate to investigate any
candidate suspected of using ill-gotten wealth for the
May 14, 2007
AMLC executive director
Vicente Aquino said the council will coordinate with the Commission
on Elections in investigating parties that donate to election
funds of candidates.
"Using campaign funds
from unlawful activities under the AMLA (Anti-Money Laundering Act)
is already money laundering," Aquino said.
He said bank transactions
made by candidates amounting to P500,000 or more will be thoroughly
investigated by the AMLC.
Common sources of “dirty
money” are the jueteng (illegal numbers) business. In fact, the
Philippine Senate once investigated several politicians allied with
President Arroyo who were suspected of having received donations
from "jueteng" lords.
Aquino said candidates
say they do not know who their campaign donors are because "once
they run, it is understood that they are intelligent and use their
brains (to circumvent the AMLA)."
Federal auditors said a
campaign committee for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., should
return $81,320 in unlawful corporate contributions from her 2002
between leaders kidnappers and the police
A AMLC executive
director Vicente Aquino said some sources of illegal campaign
funds include drug pushing, kidnap-for-ransom crimes, illegal
numbers game (jueteng) and robbery.
Aquino’ version may be
true in the Adobe India CEO’s son Anant’s kidnapping
From the beginning Ashok
Gupta said that money 6o lacs was demanded. But neither he nor
police disclosed that ransom 50 lacs is paid. They disclosed this
after seizing 50 lacs.
Samajwadi Party leader
Amar Singh was present in the house of Naresh Gupta after seizure
and at the time of reaching Anant upto the home of Naresh Gupta at
So many questions arise
which are unanswered uptill now. Would Police and UP Government give
satisfactory answer with facts?
Third question also
areises. Are police, leaders and kidnappers are shared the ransom
money in this case also as some other cases? Money and vote are
today’s most important factors now days. Leaders want votes and
criminals want blessing of leaders and police.
By Premendra Agrawal