23 February, 2009

Dubai court sentences former minister and his managers to two years in jail

"Dubai: A former minister and two of his managers charged with deceiving a businesswoman have been sentenced to two years in jail on Monday.

The Emirati ex-minister, his 26-year-old businessman son, 44-year-old American general manager, and 48-year-old Indian financial manager were charged by Public Prosecution with deceiving the 36-year-old Lebanese businesswoman and alluring her (as a successor) to waive her brother's stake and partnership in the company.

According to the Public Prosecution's charges, the incident happened between May 2, 2005, and May 27, 2008.

A Dubai court acquitted the former minister's son due to lack of evidence and ordered the expatriate managers to be deported after serving the prison term.

The court referred the businesswoman's compensation claim to a civil court."


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15 comments:

Lirun said...

when i was last in jordan - a lecturer from a jordanian university told me that he thought prosecting leaders who erred was a sign of enlightenment and that much more of this ws necessary throughout the middle east..

would be interesting to see if any regional flow on effect comes from such a move.. has this happened before in the UAE?

Anonymous said...

That's how they set you up when you speak out the truth.

Welcome to the 3rd world......city of gold and prostitution.

Proud Emirati said...

I 2nd that anonymous 17:53, everyone I know says that it was a set up.

Anonymous said...

Lirun. No, This has never happened here.

That being said. Yes, almost everyone believes he was setup to coverup God only knows what.

- ABIT

Anonymous said...

PE, please enlighten those of us not in the know, who was set up by whom ?

Anon, and which one of the 4 people mentioned is the prostitute ?

Lirun, forget prosecution, I'll settle for a tongue in cheek caricature of anyone remotely related to anyone in any position of power

Phaedrus said...

1 3rd that anonymous, wouldn't be the first time character assassination is used to dismiss a man with an opinion.

ColOman said...

its happend in Oman a few times and they were in jail for a while too

dxbianGirl said...

He is innocent.


May Allah help him and his family.

unJane said...

This is the most confusing batch of comments I've ever read and yet it seems as if you all believe you know something. Please stop going all secretive and middle-schoolish and explain or keep your inside knowledge to yourselves. :-)

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

unJane said...
This is the most confusing batch of comments I've ever read and yet it seems as if you all believe you know something. Please stop going all secretive and middle-schoolish and explain or keep your inside knowledge to yourselves. :-)

Ask a co-worker. his isnt inside knowledge. Its how things work here.

Lirun, forget prosecution, I'll settle for a tongue in cheek caricature of anyone remotely related to anyone in any position of power

Move. Simple. Hassle free. Some people just revel in making fun of others.

Anonymous said...

I 2nd that unJane. Till an insider gives us more insight (I guess they wont because of the media laws?) here's a support group site with mostly arabic writing and some video clips, if anyone cares to look into it.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22386626445

If he's being set up then why ? I know he applied for a human rights association in 2005, is he an outspoken critic or something ? Did he run over a more important sheik's camel ? Seriously why's everyone acting all cloak and dagger about this, if you care about the guy then spread the truth dont keep it a secret, put up or shut up!

Anonymous said...

Oh hang on, now I get it :-)

http://emirateseconomist.blogspot.com/2005_03_27_emirateseconomist_archive.html

Search for "Falasi", mystery solved thanks to Emirateseconomist.

Dr AlFalasi dared to call for democratic reform *gasp*

I guess love it or leave it just doesn't work with locals, more like love it or else...

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Dr AlFalasi dared to call for democratic reform *gasp*

Something that most citizens, including the most powerful, don't want.

Check your sarcasm at the door honey. Makes you seem cheaper than you already are.

Anonymous said...

Yup!

We're still living in the dark ages.

As locals say, keep your mouth shut if you don't wanna be sent behind the sun. lol

Can you say dictators with style and exotic cars ?

L'Insolente said...

I did not understand anything duh. BUT i enjoyed the typically Brit expressions in the comments, it's a while since me last heard the cloak and dagger reference! Thanks er.. 'Anon' :p

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