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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
A bogus judge and a salesman asked a woman for Dhs240, 000 to allegedly replace her husband’s prison terms by fines. They were jailed on Wednesday.
The Asian salesman, 33, met the Indian housewife, 50, and convinced her he was a prosecution and courts transactions clearance specialist. He hosted her inside a Dubai hotel and said it belonged to him and his associate.
He claimed the associate (an unemployed Arab accomplice, 46) was both a judge and a brother of an ex-police commander-in-chief. The accomplice claimed he had connections with judges and lawyers, the Criminal Court learnt.
They conned her out Dhs240, 000. Both forged payment receipts attributed to the Dubai Courts and presented them to her. The Dubai Criminal Court jailed them for three years after which the salesman will be deported.
In prosecution records, an Indian businessman, 56, was detained over cheque cases. His wife frequented courts and the prosecution to get him bailed. She was at the courts’ entrance crying when the salesman arrived.
He offered to help her settle all cases and get him out. Meanwhile, her husband was bailed following a plea she earlier entered. Days later, the salesman told her that the husband was fined Dhs55, 000 over two cases.
“I met him at the courts in the presence of my husband and paid him. He entered the execution section and returned with a receipt. I paid him Dhs25, 000 over another cheque case. He gave me a receipt,” she explained.
“Later, he told me there was a labour case against my husband and that we should better pay otherwise he would be arrested at the court and I too would be arrested because my visa expired. I paid him Dhs30, 000.
“He gave me a court receipt. He later told me a Dhs45, 000 fine was slapped against my husband. I paid him as well and he gave me a receipt.” She said the salesman also took Dhs30, 000 to allegedly help renew her visa.
In April 2018 her husband was detained again. The salesman asked her to hand him all the receipts so he could present them to courts to release him. He later told her his employer (the accomplice) would get him out.
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