KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: INTERPOL extradited to Kuwait a Kuwaiti woman who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment with hard labor and a fine of KD 70 million, after being convicted of real-estate fraud, reports Al- Seyassah daily. INTERPOL coordinated the extradition process with the cooperation of a Gulf country where the citizen had visited a few days ago before fleeing to Europe where she resides. She is accused of defrauding more than 50 citizens by deceiving them into buying properties in Europe.
According to informed sources, the Criminal Investigation Department had received a number of complaints from citizens, stating that they had been subjected to real-estate fraud by a Kuwaiti woman. As a result, the description of the accused was circulated to the INTERPOL, and investigations revealed that she had traveled to a Gulf country about four days ago. Last December, the Criminal Court had sentenced the Kuwaiti woman and her partner, who is still at large, to seven-year imprisonment with hard labor, and imposed a fine of about KD 70 million.