He used his job to create fake scholarship files
25 years in prison and a fine of 50 million dirhams for accused of seizing public money
The Criminal Court competent to hear the crimes of money laundering and tax evasion in Abu Dhabi convicted a defendant of committing the crime of money laundering obtained from the crimes of seizing public money, intentionally damaging it, and forgery and use of official documents, by taking advantage of his government job to create fake scholarship files, to seize the funds of the entity he works for, with a total amount of about 40 million dirhams.
The Criminal Court sentenced the defendant to 15 years in prison for committing the crimes of seizing public money, deliberately damaging it, forgery and use of official and customary documents, with the return of the seized amounts, and fining him a similar value equivalent to 40 million dirhams, and sentenced him for the crime of money laundering to 10 years in prison, fined him 10 million dirhams, and confiscated all proceeds and seizures related to those crimes, used or resulting from them.
The investigations of the Public Prosecution in Abu Dhabi showed that the defendant used his job to commit crimes of seizing public money, while trying to hide and disguise the truth and source of the funds obtained from these crimes, by buying luxury cars, distinctive car numbers and precious jewelry and traveling with them outside the country.
In this context, the Public Prosecution called for the need to preserve public funds, and to take all necessary measures and procedures to confront any attempts to deliberately damage it or obtain it by fraudulent and illegal means, in a way that ensures the protection of the state's resources and capabilities, and maintains integrity and transparency in its financial and economic system.
The court convicted the defendant of committing the crime of money laundering and forgery and use of official documents.