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Thursday , January 21 2021

Lawyers minting money as revelation of money-laundering cases are on the rise

‘Fashionistas’ rush to law firms for defense

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: The money-laundering cases which are being revealed each day have kept the lawyers’ offices busy after the offices were hit hard by the outbreak of the coronavirus with the issuance of precautionary decisions by the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The daily added, the disruption of work in government offices included the Public Prosecution, the courts in addition to lawyers’ offices and led to the end of the services of a large numbers of employees, especially expatriates, but the ‘steady flow’ of money laundering cases in recent weeks seems to have compensated for the losses incurred by lawyers’ offices over almost the past five months.

The Al-Seyassah daily has learned that a number of the famous ‘Fashionistas’ who are accused of money laundering have rushed to the law firms to defend them in courts, especially in light of what legal experts called their critical positions because if they are found guilty they can end up behind bars for a long time.

Legal sources indicated that the lion’s share – of course – went to the lawyers who are wellknown lawyers, pointing out that the estimated defense fees begin from 150,000 dinars.

Meanwhile, the Public Prosecutor’s office received 10 new reports from the Money Investigation Unit at the end of the official working before the courts closed for the Eid Al-Adha holidays day against people whose bank accounts were remarkably inflated within a short period of time, and they had ties with the accused in the money laundering network of Iranian ‘Fouad’.

The sources stated that the number of reports has now increased to 20, including of those persons well-known in the social networking circles and big perfume companies. The sources confirmed soon the money and property and of those suspects will be seized and they will be prevented from travelling. Sources suggested the suspects were expected to appear before the Public Prosecution soon after the Eid holidays based on the summons issued to them through the State Security Agency.

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