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Bahrain: Imprisonment of employees and a contractor due to the theft of public money
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The Head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution stated that the Public Prosecution had completed its investigations into the fact that two employees from the Engineering and Maintenance Department of the Jaffari Endowments Department facilitated the seizure of an amount of sixty-eight thousand five hundred and ninety-eight dinars

The Head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution stated that the Public Prosecution had completed its investigations into the fact that two employees from the Engineering and Maintenance Department of the Jaffari Endowments Department facilitated the seizure of an amount of sixty-eight thousand five hundred and ninety-eight dinars from a building contractor by forging official documents stating that he had carried out acts contrary to reality. It is a crime that carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison.

The Public Prosecution had begun the investigation into the incident based on the communication received from the General Department for Combating Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security in the light of what was stated about it in the notes of the report of the Office of Financial and Administrative Oversight for the year 2019-2020. The Public Prosecution heard the testimony of the auditor at the existing Office of Financial and Administrative Control On the monitoring of the observation, as well as the testimony of officials of the Jafari Endowment Department, a technical committee was also delegated, where the reports of the delegated experts committee to inspect the work sites for the number of 26 construction projects in question confirmed that the achievement rates achieved in some of those projects are not commensurate with the amount of money spent on the project contractor, which is what He has to spend more money than he is entitled to.

Accordingly, the three accused were interrogated based on the findings of the investigations and the report of the Experts Committee that proved that the crime of facilitating the appropriation of public money before them and the crime of forgery in official documents with the intention of passing those amounts to the project contractor for works that were not completed on the ground, and without right .

All the accused have been remanded in custody pending investigation and referred to the High Criminal Court in its first circuit for the accusations attributed to them, and the session was set for 11/21/2021 to be considered.

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