KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: The State Security Service has summoned 4 suspects after their bank accounts were found to be ‘infl ated’, reports Al-Shahed daily.
They were then referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation after the Central Bank of Kuwait discovered each account was inflated to the tune of 1.7 million dinars in just one bank.
The daily said information from other banks is being awaited by the concerned authorities. A specialized unit of the Public Funds Investigation, in cooperation with the Central Bank’s Investigation Unit, was assigned to follow up their accounts in Kuwait and overseas.
According to sources the suspects are confronted by evidence including photos of cheques that were issued in their favor by some Gulf countries. The men, during the investigation said, that they received these funds for propaganda and advertisements although no contracts in this regard had been signed with the concerned parties.
During the two-day interrogations, they said they received money from well-known Gulf personalities. However other sources said the contracts which they have submitted as proof will be presented to the Forensics Department to ascertain no fraud is involved.
The source added there are 16 people whose bank accounts have infl ated and that they will be summoned for interrogations in the next few days. They include prominent media personalities, poets and critics and they were put under surveillance after it was discovered their bank accounts have infl ated suddenly.