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Tuesday , October 26 2021

Real estate firm chief caught in cash fraud – 7 years jail for blogger

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1 : The Misdemeanor Court sentenced the board chairman of a big real estate company to six months in prison for swindling a female citizen to the tune of KD 50,000. The Public Prosecution charged the suspect with deceiving the woman, using his capacity as head and representative of the company, into believing something that is not real in order to obtain the above mentioned amount. Lawyer for the woman, Attorney Maryam Al-Bahar, made a strong case against the accused supported by a portfolio of documents bearing irrefutable and conclusive evidence. She pointed out in court that the accused used various tricks in the form of photos, plans and video clips showing the ‘fictitious’ chalet which he sold to the woman for KD 50,000.

Blogger jailed: The Criminal Court slapped 7 years jail sentence on an expatriate blogger followed by deportation upon execution of term. The blogger was implicated in a state security case after tweeting fake news deemed offensive to the entity of HH the Amir, and inciting protests. The Public Prosecution pressed charges against the blogger for his posts on Twitter, and also accused him of publishing fake news to distort the country’s image against the national interest by calling for protests and abusing the use of mobile phone.

Citizen aquitted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a citizen of expropriating his friend’s vehicle that he had been entrusted to sell. The Public Prosecution charged the accused of taking the vehicle owned by the victim and used it for personal purposes as per the investigations conducted. Defense counsel Attorney Zayed Al-Khabbaz affirmed there was lack of incriminating evidence against his client. He argued the court should not base its decision on the statements given by the complainant who actually gave his client the vehicle to use it

By Jaber Al Hamoud Al Seyassah Staff

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