Public employee gets 10 years in jail over embezzlement

      Published on Sunday, 31 January , 2021      583      
Public employee gets 10 years in jail over embezzlement

A public servant in Bahrain has been given a ten-year jail term after being found guilty of embezzling public funds, Bahrain’s High Criminal Court announced yesterday.

The court also slapped the employee with a fine of $1,410,220 and ordered him to return the misappropriated amount – equivalent to the fined amount.

The ruling brings the total amount payable to $2,820,444, said the Head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution.

According to court files, the accused passed invoices for $1,410,222 in return for supplies and services offered by the state-owned company.

However, all the payments, the Public Prosecution found, went to two companies owned by the suspect directly and indirectly.

The suspect was working a director of a department of a state-owned company. Investigators found that the action of the suspect contributed to tarnishing the goodwill of the company and produced irreparable harm to its reputation.

Category Bahrain News, Government | 2021/01/31 latest update at 9:00 PM
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