GuptaLeaks

  • The data behind the story – the Guptas and the Bank of Baroda

    OCCRP presents data from its investigation into the role of the Bank of Baroda in South Africa’s Gupta scandal, detailing transfers involving companies owned or controlled by the brothers. Photo: OCCRP. Some rights reserved.]]OCCRP presents data from its investigation into the role of the Bank of Baroda in South Africa’s Gupta scandal, detailing transfers involving companies owned or controlled by the brothers. Photo: OCCRP. Some rights reserved.

    In the course of investigating the role of the Bank of Baroda in South Africa’s Gupta scandal, OCCRP received a large volume of data on transactions through the Indian bank, as well as internal documents concerning its South Africa branch.

    Save for company-specific exceptions, the banking data largely covered five years of transactions (2012-2016) involving Baroda's Johannesburg branch --- one of two maintained in South Africa.

    The data was manually investigated and then scraped to remove and control for inconsistency, replication and incomplete information. Transactions were split into inflow and outflow with a unique ID imprinted to each record ensuring that the source of every transaction could be traced back to the relevant bank statements.

    Removed were shell company accounts only tenuously connected to the Guptas and their associated group. Also removed were certain pieces of data involving persons, companies, trusts and call accounts that OCCRP will be using for future investigations. Companies and persons relevant to our article have been made available for the public interest.

    These data can be found in graphs below, which were created by Julia Renouprez. All sums of money are given in South African Rand (ZAR).

     

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  • India’s Bank of Baroda Played a Key Role in South Africa’s Gupta Scandal

    India’s state-owned Bank of Baroda -- one of the country’s largest -- played a crucial role in the financial machinations of South Africa’s politically influential Gupta family, allowing them to move hundreds of millions of dollars originating in alleged dirty deals into offshore accounts, an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Project (OCCRP) and The Hindu has found.

    A man walks past the Bank of Baroda’s headquarters in Mumbai, India, May 3, 2016. Photo (c): Reuters/Danish Siddiqui. All rights reserved]A man walks past the Bank of Baroda’s headquarters in Mumbai, India, May 3, 2016. Photo Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.

  • South Africa: McKinsey Accused in Gupta Graft Case

    South African prosecutors moved to freeze US$ 130 million worth of assets held by McKinsey & Co. and Trillian Capital Partner, a company with close ties to the allegedly corrupt Gupta family, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • South African Court Orders Graft Investigation against Zuma

    A South African court thwarted on Wednesday president Jacob Zuma’s attempt to block an investigation into his abuse of office and ordered the inquiry to be launched and finished within 180 days.

  • Guptas, Big Banks Linked to South African-Chinese Locomotive Deal

    If you look closely at the details of a 2014 contract to bring Chinese-manufactured locomotives to South Africa, you can tell that something more than transportation was going on.

    Photo: Bob Adams, flickrPhoto: Bob Adams, flickr

  • #GuptaLeaks to be released to journalists worldwide

    GuptaLeaks

    The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Daily Maverick, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism and Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa have launched today an online facility for sharing a large data trove at the centre of an international corruption and money laundering scandal.

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