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Ihab Atta, Staff Reporters
The Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday heard the case of two Asians, a bank manager, and a 40-year-old housewife charged with nearly 20 charges including embezzlement, profiteering, forgery and money laundering of Dhs5.2 million from bank accounts.
Details of the incident date back to 2011 and 2017, when the first suspect headed the real estate projects completion section at a bank, and used his powers to forge letters of no objection addressed to him by one of the bank officials, authorising him with the encashing of these amounts. He already encashed them and transferred them to accounts belonging to the accused suspect in another bank.
The second suspect then transferred the amounts through checques to other accounts of the first suspect with the intention of concealing the illegal source to legitimise such operations.
Then, the first suspect began embezzlement and money laundering for more than Dhs1 million, then Dhs606,000, and later he laundered sums of money between Dhs150,000 and Dhs500,000.
The security teams at the Dubai Police have arrested a man over the involvement in cybercrimes through which he seized money of others, according to Brig. Jamal Al-Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police.
A farm worker who jumped inside a vehicle and ran over a rival chef for putting livestock feed in a dirty pot will spend six months in prison.
A telecom company’s customer service employee who misused a soldier’s documents to swindle Dhs7, 000 services must see out his punishment.
"People ran out of their houses and were reciting the Quran," an AFP correspondent in Rawalpindi said, with similar reports coming from the capital Islamabad, Lahore and elsewhere in the country.
The committee said, “The Crescent for the month of Ramadan was NOT SEEN in Saudi Arabia today, subsequently Thursday 23rd March 2023 will be the first Day of Ramadan. Taraweeh Prayers will begin following Isha Prayers tomorrow."
The Shariah courts across the country will monitor and notify the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue to gather evidence and report its findings to the Moon-Sighting Committee.