Ex-staffer in Dubai firm jailed for seeking illegal commissions

Ex-staffer in Dubai firm jailed for seeking illegal commissions

Dubai - The court ordered his deportation after serving his jail time and paying a Dh10,367 fine.



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Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 5:52 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 8:42 PM

A former purchase officer at a Dubai oil and gas firm, who sought illegal commissions from suppliers, was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday. 
The 58-year-old Indian employee's wrongdoings were exposed after he demanded commission from a salesman of a supplying company against Dh796,858 worth of purchases he made, via e-mail, which was later passed on to the salesman's superiors.
The employee was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of seeking bribes in his capacity as a public employee. The court ordered his deportation after serving his jail time and paying a Dh10,367 fine.
According to prosecutors, the defendant requested on another occasion from the general manager of a supplying company a 5 per cent commission out of the profits the manager would get for the purchases worth Dh147,344, which the accused ordered from that supplier.
In another incident, he also sought an illegal commission out of the purchase orders worth Dh312,535 from a salesman of a company that supplies technical equipment.
He is also believed to have solicited a commission that would be a certain percentage of the profits a saleswoman at a supplying company would collect after he helped her sell merchandise worth Dh163,740.
The Financial Audit Department expert said he was assigned to prepare a report on the case and it covered the last quarter of 2014 until the first quarter of 2015.
"In February of 2015, the State Security received a complaint from the company against the accused.
In the complaint, it was stated that the Financial Department manager of the company received an official e-mail from the manager of a general trading company saying that the defendant sought a commission from one of their salesmen.


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