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Lawyer probed for fraud, embezzlement – ‘Father forged KD 2m cheques’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: The Public Funds Prosecution began interrogations with a lawyer on charges of fraud and embezzlement in bank securities upon a complaint filed by a police colonel, reports Al-Rai daily.

The colonel has reportedly filed a complaint against the lawyer, who owns a real estate company, of withdrawing KD 2 million from his bank account using forged cheques.

The colonel had earlier purchased two real estate properties from the company and after a short time rejected the offered price, so the company deposited the money he had paid in his bank account and withdrew it later using forged cheques.

The lawyer admitted that it was his father who forged the cheques. It has been reported the company turned out to be fake and after the confessions of the attorney that it is his father who had withdrawn the money after he had deposited it back into the account of the colonel, a warrant for the immediate arrest of the father was issued.

The lawyer is expected to be put behind bars for not less than three years in addition to confiscating his cars worth KD one million. Meanwhile, in another case, Attorney Mohammad Al-Otaibi said the lawsuit that has been filed by the ex-wife of MP Walid Al-Tabtabaei against him is criminal and not a personal status case, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The attorney added, there are a number of personal status cases which have been filed against him. Al-Otaibi added, after the case was filed against him, the National Assembly lifted the parliamentary immunity and Tabtabaei was interrogated by the Public Prosecution and has been released on bail.

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