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‘Bribery, forgery, money-laundering’ – Court set to hear judges’ appeal

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The Court of Appeals is set to tackle the case of judges’ bribery, forgery and money laundering, after a lower court had ruled the imprisonment, dismissal and fining of six judges, the confiscation of the vehicles they obtained as bribe, and the imprisonment of businessmen, employees and lawyers. Meanwhile, the Criminal Court, in its ruling, affirmed that the accusation of money laundering applies to the convicted judges because it was obtained from the crime of bribery.

At the same time, the court highlighted that the impartiality shown by a few is based on the rights of the members of the judiciary who did not and will not affect the integrity of the Kuwaiti judiciary. The court had sentenced six judges to imprisonment for jail terms ranging between five and 15 years, imposed fines, and ordered their dismissal from office and the confiscation of the vehicles they obtained through bribery. It only fined a judge and acquitted another. By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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