Focus on Corruption : 2009 May 4 – 15

Focus on Corruption : 2009 May 4 – 15

cof.jpgProbe delayed

A probe into major irregularities and alleged corrupt practices in the recruitment of firemen for the Western Province, ordered six months ago by the Presidential Investigation Unit, has been moving at a snail’s pace and the responsible authorities have failed to submit a report so far. 

More in: Daily Mirror/ 4 May


Speaker’s driver remanded

 The Speaker’s driver was remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate for allegedly defrauding fuel issued for official use. The driver was prosecuted by the Fraud Investigation Unit of Mirihana, Nugegoda.

More in: Lankadeepa/ 6 May


Police officer arrested 

A senior officer of the Police Intelligent Unit, Chilawwho allegedly demanded a gratification of Rs.500, 000 and accepted a part of it from a woman whose husband disappeared recently, was taken into custody by officials of Bribery Commission.

More in Lankadeepa/ 7 May   & Daily Mirror/ 9 May  www


Defaulters fined

A businessman and a woman in Anuradhapura were prosecuted by the Investigation Unit of Anuradhapura Electricity Board for illegally using electricity. The businessman has been fraudulently using the power for 50 years. The Board collected around Rs.30million as fines from them.

More in: Lakbima/8 May


CM’S letterhead used in alleged cheating

The Special Crimes Investigations Division of Badulla police are conducting investigations to apprehend an individual who, posing as a close confidante of the Uva Chief Minister, has been collecting considerable sums of money promising employment as Assistant Librarians in schools. The victims had said that a sum between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000 had been taken by the suspect promising them employment.

More in: Daily Mirror/8 May


Cops transferred en masse

On complaints of malpractice in giving clearance for the vehicles coming from the North, 126 policemen who served for years at the Medwachchiya special road block have been transferred. The Intelligence Unit of the DIG office had verified the complaints received  sources said. 

More in Island/ 9 May


Taxmen crack down on GK depositors

The Inland Revenue Department has begun investigation into depositors of Golden Key Credit Card Company for nonpayment of taxes of interest income or investing large sums of money seeking high interest rates. 

More in The Sunday Times / 10 May


Over 80 rogue job agents nabbed 

With the latest detection of two bogus foreign employment recruiting agents in Ja-Ela, authorities said they had nabbed over 80 such rogue agents during the past four months, who had swindled millions of rupees by fraudulent means at the expense of prospective job seekers abroad.

More in: Daily News/ 11 May


Golden Key assets

According to a list of assets so far declared by the Golden Key directors,the total value of properties known so far to be owned by the Company amounts to Rs. 6 billion. The immovable properties and the personal accounts of directors are to be valued by an official valuer and their final value will be submitted to the Supreme Court. 

More in The Island/ 12 May 


Coop. chairman re-remanded

The chairman of the Cooperative Society based in Kandy, P. Jayasinghe who had allegedly failed to pay back the deposits of clients was further remanded till May 20 by Chief Magistrate of Kandy.

More in:  The Island 13 May


Anti -corruption public officials interdicted

The Presidential Commission investigating the VAT Fraud, has uncovered that some of trade union members who had fought against the fraud in Inland Revenue, were interdicted by corrupt senior officials. 

More in: Dinamina/ 13 May


A huge fraud in Rural Bank

A female officer attached to the Rural Bank of the Nawula Multi Purpose Cooperative Society (MPCS) was interdicted for alleged monetary defrauding.  The suspect had defrauded a huge amount of money using fixed deposit receipts.  

More in: Lakbima/ 13 May


Printing fake notes

Four young suspects were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Unit of Gampaha Division for allegedly printing fake cash notes. One was nabbed when he was attempting to change the fake notes. Thereafter, the police identified the computers and papers as well as the place they used to print the fake cash notes.

More in: Divaina/ 14 May


Police sergeant remanded

A police sergeant attached to the Weliweriya police station was remanded until 15th of May for allegedly taking bribes. 

More in: Divaina/ 14 May


Grama Niladari nabbed

A ‘grama niladari’ who was helping to make identity cards using forged documents for a member of underworld gang, was remanded until 21st of May by Tangalle Magistrate.  

More in: Divaina/ 14 May


A fraudulent job agent 

A fraudulent job agent who had bogusly taken Rs.320,000 from the job seeker promising to send him to Malaysia for employment for three years, but only got a visa only for two weeks has been caught by the Special Criminal Investigation Unit of Nugegoda. 

More in: Divaina/ 15 May


A fraudster prosecuted

A mechanic, who had bogusly taken Rs. 1million from some customers promising to make lorry bodies for them, was prosecuted by the Special Criminal Investigation Unit of Negombo police. The fraudster was released on certified bail.

More in: Divaina/ 15 May

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