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Murad
October 7, 2007, 12:57 PM
Cricinfo (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/314216.html)

Ali Asghar Lobi, the former president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption by a Dhaka court.

"Asghar will have to serve 10 years in jail for [ illegally] amassing wealth, and another three years for concealing the information in his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission," the state prosecutor told reporters. "The jail terms will commence one after another."

He was also ordered to pay a US$14,500 fine or face an additional six months in prison, and his wife, Khusnud, was sentenced to three years for abetting her husband.

Asghar was president of the BCB between 2001 and 2006 when the BNP, of which he was a member, was in power. He was also president of the Asian Cricket Council for two years.

In January, the government was overthrown by an army-backed interim government. Asghar was arrested the following month as part of a massive crackdown on corruption. In July he received an eight-year term after being found guilty of tax evasion.

ACC official Shirin Parveen filed the case on March 21with Gulshan Police Station against Lobi for submitting false statement about his wealth.

In the first information report, ACC Deputy Director Abu Sayeed, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, mentioned that Lobi has Tk 22.25 crore as FDR in seven accounts with Dhanmondi branch of Premier Bank and Banani branch of Bank Al Falah.

But Lobi gave information about only Tk 7 crore in his wealth statement. The source of income of the amount as mentioned in the wealth statement was also false.

According to the ACC investigation, Lobi has wealth worth over Tk 36.67 crore. Of the total, Tk 24.97 crore is disproportionate with their known sources of income.

In their wealth statement, they concealed information about a house at Gulshan-2, which is owned by Lobi's wife, gold worth over Tk 71 lakh and a BMW car.

The ACC pressed charges against Lobi and his wife in connection with the case on June 17. The IO submitted the charge sheet to the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the afternoon of the same day showing 34 people as prosecution witnesses.

Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=7092)

Nafi
October 7, 2007, 05:02 PM
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/314216.html

Former Bangladesh board head sent to prison

Cricinfo staff

October 7, 2007

Ali Asghar Lobi, the former president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption by a Dhaka court.

"Asghar will have to serve 10 years in jail for [ illegally] amassing wealth, and another three years for concealing the information in his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission," the state prosecutor told reporters. "The jail terms will commence one after another."

He was also ordered to pay a US$14,500 fine or face an additional six months in prison, and his wife, Khusnud, was sentenced to three years for abetting her husband.

cricket_king
October 7, 2007, 08:07 PM
Former Bangladesh board head sent to prison

October 7, 2007

Ali Asghar Lobi, the former president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption by a Dhaka court.

"Asghar will have to serve 10 years in jail for [ illegally] amassing wealth, and another three years for concealing the information in his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission," the state prosecutor told reporters. "The jail terms will commence one after another."

He was also ordered to pay a US$14,500 fine or face an additional six months in prison, and his wife, Khusnud, was sentenced to three years for abetting her husband.

Asghar was president of the BCB between 2001 and 2006 when the BNP, of which he was a member, was in power. He was also president of the Asian Cricket Council for two years.

In January, the government was overthrown by an army-backed interim government. Asghar was arrested the following month as part of a massive crackdown on corruption. In July he received an eight-year term after being found guilty of tax evasion.
- cricinfo

Oh dear...

Farhad
October 7, 2007, 08:39 PM
Not much of a surprise to be honest...

Sohel
October 7, 2007, 09:01 PM
1 down and a few more to go ... :applause::applause::applause:

The 'next one' ??? ... gotta 'sober up' in prison I'm afraid ...

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/43497d0eb8.jpg


http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=22036

ialbd
October 7, 2007, 09:29 PM
yup nothing surprising.....

nsd3
October 7, 2007, 10:09 PM
And this was published on Cricinfo website today on Bangladesh Tab.

switchbak
October 7, 2007, 10:12 PM
No NO NOOOOO
i was gona open a trade on this ...but didnt know how to, but u done it after few hours...:(

cricket_king
October 8, 2007, 03:17 AM
No NO NOOOOO
i was gona open a trade on this ...but didnt know how to, but u done it after few hours...:(

It's called "thread" :)

Tigers_eye
October 8, 2007, 08:50 AM
Did not surprize but....mixed feelings.

1st when I saw the thread which had a cricinfo link made me sad because another negative image of BD has been exposed.
Then got happy knowing the crook got caught.
And at last got angered knowing much of the amount may have been from the BCB accounts which could have done our domestic cricket a great favor had it been used properly.

Fazal
October 9, 2007, 02:51 PM
Former Bangladesh board head sent to prison

Only the Head? What about rest of the body?

Kabir
October 9, 2007, 02:55 PM
Former Bangladesh board head sent to prison

Only the Head? What about rest of the body?

Kaan tanley matha ashe. Matha ashle body o ashe. Dhaat! :doh: