In pics: Politicians whose career jeopardised by corruption charges

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In a huge setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a special court in Bangalore on Saturday held her guilty of amassing Rs 66.65 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income during her first term in office and has awarded a 4-year jail term.

Here is the list of some of the politicians whose political career jeopardise by the corruption charges.

Rashid Masood

Congress MP Rasheed Masood is the first parliamentarian to be found guilty in a criminal case after the Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers stand immediately disqualified if they are convicted for offenses that carry a sentence of more than two years.
Masood was sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case.
Masood guilty of fraudulently nominating undeserving candidates to MBBS seats allotted to Tripura in medical colleges across the country from the central pool as Health Minister in the National Front Government of 1990.

Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was disqualified as MP owing to conviction for his involvement in the 1996 fodder scam.

He has been awarded a jail sentence of five years and a fine of 25 lakh rupees in connection with the case.

J Jayalalithaa

A special court in Bangalore pronounced four years of imprisonment for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa in connection to the disproportionate assets (DA) case.

During her first tenure as Tamil Nadu CM between 1991 and 1996, she allegedly accumulated assets worth Rs 66 crore disproportionate to her known sources of income.

O P Choutala

On January 22, 2014, a trial court convicted and sentenced 78-year-old INLD chief and son of former deputy PM Devi Lal, OP Chautala to ten years jail-term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers(JBT scam).

He is currently out of prison on bail on health grounds.

Suresh Kalamdi

Former Congress MP, Suresh Kalmadi is known for his "Alleged" involvement in 2010 Commonwealth Games corruptions during his tenure as president of Indian Olympic Association and chairman of Common Wealth Games 2010.

He was charged with conspiracy, forgery, misconduct and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Suresh Kalmadi was in jail for 10 months and he was asked to pay a surety amount of Rs. 500,000

 

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