Monday , November 20 2017

Gang of money-launderers in court

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The Criminal Court adjourned a case involving a citizen, his wife, a Bahraini national, a Jordanian and three Lebanese nationals accused of swindling and money laundering in connection with a real estate they sold for KD 72 million abroad. The lawsuit was postponed to Dec 11 after the citizen’s wife was granted bail on KD 5,000. Lawyer of the first accused Attorney Ezz Al- Musaed attended session and called for delegation of an American judiciary committee to prove his client’s innocence. He stressed that his client was not part of any contract, and that he was detained due to media pressure. Al-Musaed also called for postponement of the lawsuit in order to respond to the statement of the prosecution officer.

‘Netizen’ acquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a netizen of insulting and defaming veteran comedian Tareq Al-Ali through social media platforms – Twitter and Instagram. The Public Prosecution had earlier charged the netizen of defaming and insulting the artiste on public platforms, saying his actions targeted the plaintiff’s personality and honor. On his defense was Attorney Bashar Al-Nassar, who argued that the plaintiff delayed reporting the incident and the accusations leveled against his client are malicious. The lawyer said his client denied all the charges from the beginning, let alone the fact that the defendant did not mention the name of the plaintiff directly or indirectly.

Bouyabis case: The Criminal Court adjourned its session on a State Security case involving Twitter user, Hamed Bouyabis, until Nov 20, 2017 to summon the prosecuting officer. The court also rejected the defendant’s request to release him on bail. The defendant presented the request as he has two sons and a daughter who is studying in the United States of America and that he needs to communicate with them regularly. He pointed out that in an unrelated case, he was granted bail and he adhered to all the conditions. The defendant’s lawyer, Attorney Rifae Aloush, unveiled his plan to present to the court facts showing that the tweet in question was the result of personal interpretation and conclusion by the prosecuting officer, stressing the accusations hurled at his client will not hold water in the court of law.

Fake KD 20 bills: The Criminal Court acquitted a prime suspect and his accomplice of circulating counterfeit KD 20 notes across the country. Defense Lawyer Esmat Al-Kharboutli stated a First Lieutenant (detective) claimed conducting some investigations through which he discovered the first suspect had issued and presented fake currency to the victim as genuine KD 20 notes. He also claimed the second defendant knew about the plot. However, the lawyer countered the allegation against his clients, saying the officer was mischievous while his investigation was shroud

By Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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