Defendant fails to show up in attempted bribery case

DUBAI — The defendant in an attempted bribery case failed to show up in the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance on Thursday. The court put off the hearing to September 1.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 23 Aug 2008, 1:17 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:09 PM

A 46-year-old American visitor has been accused of offering bribe to public employees at the Dubai International Airport (DIA) on December 10 last year.

A police major, who was present at the time of the incident, stated, "I was on duty at the DIA and I was surprised to hear a man (the defendant) utter bad words for the staff of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Apparently, he was angry because he was being searched."

"Because of his behaviour, the defendant was referred to an office at the General Department of the Airport Security. There he tried to bribe the police and Customs inspectors in order to seek his release and ensure that no legal action was taken against him."

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