Crime and Courts

UAE expat denies laundering Dh696,210

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on January 29, 2020

The defendant, who was working as a sales agent, reportedly made the deposit into a newly opened account.

An African man is facing a money laundering charge at the Ras Al Khainah Misdemeanour Court because of a suspicious Dh696,210 deposit he made into his bank account.

Investigations showed that the defendant was earning a monthly salary of only Dh5,000. The huge amount was deposited into his account via an ATM machine in a span of two days, prompting the Central Bank to alert the organised crime section of the RAK Police's CID department.

The defendant, who was working as a sales agent, reportedly made the deposit into a newly opened account.

He denied the charges in court, saying the cash came from his friend in an African country. Then, he wrote the cheques for a tyre trading company he was dealing with, the defendant claimed.


Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.

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