Gurugram: Former tennis star Sharapova, Schumacher sentenced for fraud


Police here have arrested former Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher and 11 others on charges of fraud and criminal association following a court order.

The FIR was registered on the complaint of a Delhi woman, who accused them of fraud. Shafali Agarwal, a resident of Chattarpur Mini Farm in New Delhi, has complained that she booked an apartment in a project named after Sharapova. A tower in the project is named after Schumacher, she said.

The project was supposed to be completed in 2016 but never took off, the complainant added. She accused the international celebrities of being part of the fraud through their association and promotion.

Previously, she filed a lawsuit in a court in Gurugram against M/S Realtech Development and Infrastructure (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd, other developers, Sharapova and Schumacher for duping her out of around Rs 80 lakh.

The plaintiff said in court that she and her husband had booked a residential apartment in the project named after Sharapova in Sector 73, Gurugram, but the development companies tricked them into investing in their project, which was never meant to be delivered. .

“We learned about the project through advertisements and contacted company management after photos of the project and numerous false promises were made,” she said in the complaint.

Sharapova and Schumacher, as promoters of the project, conspired with the buyers, Agarwal alleged, adding that the former tennis star had visited the site and promised the opening of a tennis academy and a tennis store. sport. “It was mentioned in the brochure that she was promoting the project, and she also made false promises, arranged dinner parties with buyers, and all of this was done for the project, which never took off,” we read in the complaint.

The FIR was registered under Sections 34 (common intent), 120-B (criminal association), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (deception) of the IPC at Badshahpur Police Station.

“As per the court order, the FIR has been registered and we are looking into the matter. The investigation is ongoing,” said Inspector Dinkar, SHO of the police station.

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