He admits being involved in the scandal.
It was a national scandal.
That scandal cost him his reputation.
The Lockheed scandal is a worldwide corruption scandal involving the major American plane manufacturer Lockheed. It came to light in February 1976 and revolved mainly around the acceptance of passenger plane contracts.
1. calumny: defamation, slander, hearsay, rumour, gossip, aspersion, backbiting
2. disgrace: discredit, shame, dishonour, infamy, disrepute, ignominy