Kuwait: Ex-deputy ministers sentenced to 7 years in prison for mishandling public funds

Kuwait City: The Kuwaiti Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for two ex-deputy ministers from the Ministry of Health and three employees from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for mishandling of public funds, Al Qabas reported.

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The two ex-ministers were sentenced to seven years in prison, jointly fined 9.6 million Euros, dismissed from their jobs and prohibited from holding any public office position in the future.

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As for the employees from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, one of which is an expat, all were sentenced to 10 years in prison, issued a 3,000 Kuwaiti dinars bail as the they are pending an appeal, obligated to jointly return 207,000 dinars and ordered them with fine twice the amount requested to be returned.

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The first accused was also ordered to be dismissed from his position for misappropriating public funds, while the third accused (the expat) to be deported after implementing his punishment.

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