One-year jail for forging official letters

DUBAI - The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced an Emirati, M.R., 35, to one year in jail for forging copies of official documents. The court, however, acquitted two Pakistanis - M.M., 40, representative of a company, and M.I., 35, real estate agent, from the charges of being accomplices in the crime.



By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Tue 18 Mar 2008, 8:22 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:46 PM

On October 8, 2007, M.I. falsified two letters attributed to the Dubai Ruler’s office. The letters bore the signature of the director of Dubai Ruler’s office dated July 9, 2007 and 25, 2007. One letter was addressed to the CEO of Dubai Investment Park (DIP) and the acting director of Dubai Municipality. It implied non-objection for granting a piece of industrial land in DIP to a trading company so that it could be used as labour accommodation.

The second letter implied non-objection for granting a piece of industrial land in Al Quoz to a real estate company so that it could be used as labour accommodation. M.I. tried to extract Dh10 million with the help of the other two defendants from victim I.H. by deceiving him with the falsified letters.


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