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Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a six-month jail term for an Arab businessman to be followed by deportation after being convicted by the Court of First Instance in a fraud case.
The victim testified that he was acquainted with the defendant through a fake advertisement in a newspaper promoting the activity of the project management company claimed to be owned by the defendant and offer profits of 15 per cent a month.
Based on this, the victim communicated with the company on the telephone number stated in the advertisement but could not speak with the defendant on the pretext that he was busy. Several months later, the victim was surprised by the company’s Asian secretary calling him and offering him the opportunity of investing his money in the company.
The victim agreed in principle and later held a meeting with the defendant who assured him that he was the company owner and manager and presented official certificates and papers to this effect. The victim and the defendant agreed that the victim would invest Dhs50,000 in a project to buy a warehouse and rent it for a monthly profit of 15 per cent or about Dhs7,500 per month.
The defendant asked the victim to give him the amount by a cheque in his name and not in the name of the company because he said this would be better for the victim if something unfavourable emerged where the victim would be able to file a complaint against the defendant himself and not against the company.
For several months, the victim used to get profits on a monthly basis as agreed with the defendant but later the defendant began to procrastinate and avoid giving profits to the victim.
As a result, the victim filed a complaint against the defendant to discover that the company was fake, that the documents presented by the defendant were forged and that he received fake profits that were basically out of the amount he had already paid.
An unemployed African woman, 34, lured an Asian man, 33, with her accomplices and stole Dhs60,000 from his possession.
An Asian man, 48, sought the help of two policemen who he knew very well to arrest the son of his partner, 24, and force him to sign a promissory note for Dhs132,000 in financial obligations to be paid by his partner.
A trespasser insulted police officers and bragged about being an American, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a women’s salon in which she requested the court to obligate the salon to pay her Dhs100,000 in compensation for the burns she sustained by mistake when her nails were trimmed and decorated with acrylic. She said this substance was left on her fingers for a long period and consequently caused finger burns of second and third degrees.
The Water Department of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority completed the installation of a strategic water line extending for 56km from Hamda area to Al Badea area with a diameter of 800mm at a total cost of Dhs96 million, excluding the value of materials. The project aims at enhancing the diversity of water sources in the city of Sharjah and guaranteeing the continuity of service.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved the start of the first phase of land levelling for the residential areas in Al Shannouf 1-6, totalling 3,000 plots of land at 50 plots in each area.
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