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10-year jail to fine in case of fraud

Lawyer Hani Hussein acquitted

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Court of Appeals cancelled the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which sentenced an officer of rank “First Sergeant” from Ministry of Interior to ten-year imprisonment and dismissal from his job. The court instead imposed a fine of KD 1,000 and cancelled the decision of the termination of his service. Public Prosecution had charged the officer with embezzlement of the money he collected from traffic violations and falsifying the violation report. The defense counsel Lawyer Ali Al-Sayegh expressed doubts about the investigations and testimonies of the witnesses, insisting that the pillars of the charges against his client are missing. He urged the court to show mercy on his client as the harms caused by the allegations directed at him are trivial.

Lawyer acquitted: The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the First Instance Court, which acquitted Attorney Hani Hussein of joining Hezbollah when he appeared in a video clip confessing that he joined the group. In previous sessions, Hussein appeared before the court and denied joining a banned group which is keen on destroying the principal system of the country. He pointed out he did not appear in any video on social media platforms as mentioned in the prosecution documents

 

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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