Senior MoI Officials Jailed And Fined For Embezzling Money Belonging To The Police Cooperative Society
The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Mit’ab Al-‘Aridhi, sentenced a colonel in the Ministry of Interior to 15 years in prison with hard labor, 10 years for two others and seven years for two more, in addition to fining them KD 1.68 million for embezzling money belonging to the Police Cooperative Society.
The judge also ruled on the colonel’s dishonorable dismissal from the police force, while the expatriates will be deported after serving jail time.
They were also instructed to return the misappropriated funds. The Public Prosecution charged five of the suspects – in their capacity as public servants who occupied the following positions: general manager, cashier, Accounts Department head, accountant and data entry operator – of embezzling KD 1,068,630,000 by forging receipts and documents which showed that the cooperative society owed one of the suspects the aforementioned amount. They also conspired to enter false receipts in the accounts book and laundered the money they embezzled.