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Dubai court worker, aides alter verdicts for Dh154,000 bribe, jailed

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 26, 2018
Dubai court worker, aides alter verdicts for Dh154,000 bribe, jailed

(Alamy)

He took bribes ranging from Dh100 to Dh1,500 for the modifications, from two fugitives as well.

The Dubai Criminals Court sentenced a man and two of his aides to ten years in prison for changing more than 100 court verdicts for nearly Dh154,000 bribe. They have also been asked to pay fine to the public prosecution. 

The prosecution revealed that the court employee, a 21-year-old GCC national who worked as an assistant issuing writs of execution, extorted bribes in exchange for altering judgments related to criminal, appeal and residency cases, reported Emaratalyoum.

His position allowed him to have access to court records in order to correct mistakes during data entry made by secretaries in the judiciary.

After a 15-month investigation, it was revealed that the accused - with the help of his cohorts - changed 103 verdicts issued in absentia from January 2015 to March 2016.
He took bribes ranging from Dh100 to Dh1,500 for the modifications, taking money from two fugitives as well.

Among the verdicts changed were arrest warrants that had been printed as writs of execution given for the original verdicts of these cases, the report pointed out.

Another changed verdict was replacing a six-month prison term for a suspect who issued Dh10,000 cheque in bad faith. A stipulated fine of Dh200,000 was reduced to Dh10,000. Yet another altered judgment cancelled the 6-month jail term and deportation to a fine of Dh2,000.





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