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Employees of real estate company accused of laundering KD 8m freed

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KUWAIT CITY, April 10: Detention Renewal Judge at the Criminal Court released the employees of a major real-estate company who were accused of money laundering amounts reaching KD 8 million.

The defense counsel Lawyer Abdulwahab Bin Salama stressed that the reasons for remanding his clients do not exist, assuring that there are no worries about their escape. The Public Prosecution had charged the suspects with money laundering after they collected huge amounts from two victims for allegedly investing in real estate projects in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey but had instead deposited the money in the company’s bank accounts in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, the Administrative Circuit of the Court of First Instance nullified decision of the Ministry of Health’s undersecretary to transfer a supervisor from the Information Systems Department to the Office of Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Quality Control.

The court regarded the decision as nonexistent. According to the case file, Lawyer Ali Al-Ali filed the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff and explained that his client joined the ministry and rose through ranks to become a supervisor in the Information Systems Department. He received “excellent” in his performance appraisals throughout the years he worked in the department due to his efficiency in computer and operation systems.

However, he was surprised by the contentious decision issued to transfer him to the Office of Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Quality Control under the same job title. The bone of contention is that the new office does not have space for the job title due to which he submitted a complaint in that regard but did not receive any response.

Maid steals SAR 32,000: A Nepalese housemaid stole SAR 32,000 (over KD 2,000) and ran away from her GCC sponsor’s house in Sabahiya area, reports Al-Anba daily. A case was registered in Sabahiya Police Station.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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