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Wednesday , July 28 2021

Egyptian accountant gets 10 years in jail for embezzling public funds

KUWAIT CITY, May 19: The Criminal Section in the Court of Cassation sentenced an Egyptian accountant to 10 years in prison with hard labor in absentia for embezzling public funds amounting to KD 697,000 — the employees’ contributions to the Social Security Fund at the Ministry of Interior. The ministry discovered the embezzlement during the periodic review of the fund’s accounts. It was found the accused forged transactions under the names of employees contributing to the fund, including officers and retired individuals.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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