Is there any way I can bribe the judge?…because in my country [India], you know, we normally do that.
– Mahaveer Kankariya, a New York City diamond trader, speaking to a bail bondsman during his trial.
When he was out on bail, Kankariya also asked about removing his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Kankariya along with his buddy Atul Shah, were recently convicted and sentenced to prison for staging a fake diamond heist at their NYC store in 2008 to fraudulently claim insurance money.
As the wise SI often says, you can take the Indian out of India but you cannot take the India out of the Indian. 😉
Read the full story of the Indian crooks Mahaveer Kankariya and Atul Shah in the Wall Street Journal.