One year after the founder of Satyam Computer Services confessed to the largest fraud in Indian corporate history, many say that what really sets R. Ramalinga Raju apart is not his malfeasance, but the fact he got caught.

“To think there aren’t other companies that dabble in less than forthright practices, to believe that other companies are not doing this kind of thing is naive,” said Sharmila Gopinath, research manager at Hong Kong’s Asian Corporate Governance Association.