UAE man's jail term reduced from 10 years to 6 months

UAE mans jail term reduced from 10 years to 6 months
The man challenged the verdict stressing that he was wrongly convicted

Abu Dhabi - He had forged the documents to defraud money



By Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 3:16 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 5:22 PM

A young Arab man who was convicted of forging documents to defraud money from the firm where he worked had his 10-year-jail sentence reduced to six months on appeal.
The jail cut followed his meeting with the owner of the company serving a sentence for issuing a dud cheque inside the jail.
Official court documents stated that the Arab had connived with others to defraud money from a private firm.
The company owner had filed a complaint against his workers after he discovered that some cash from the company had gone missing through fraudulent means.
After investigations, the Arab man and others were arrested.
The Criminal Court of First Instance in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi gave the young man 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of forgery and fraud. Court also ordered that he's deported after serving his jail sentence.
The man challenged the verdict stressing that he was wrongly convicted.
And while in prison after filing the appeal case, the man met the owner of the company whose money was misappropriated and was serving a sentence in the same jail.
The man spoke with the company owner about his case and he was surprised that he was put among those involved theft.
The owner went and testified in the Appeal Court that the young man was only involved in other minor malpractices but was not involved on the list of those workers that he complained against for defrauding cash from his company.
The Appeal Court judge then canceled an earlier sentence and gave the man only six months in jail.
ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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