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Bahrain: The Public Prosecution refers an employee to the court for asking for a bribe in exchange for canceling the violations
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The Head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution stated that the Public Prosecution had completed its investigations regarding the fact that a public employee participated with another in committing the crime of requesting sums of money as a bribe

The Head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution stated that the Public Prosecution had completed its investigations regarding the fact that a public employee participated with another in committing the crime of requesting sums of money as a bribe to perform an act of the job and breaching its integrity.

The Public Prosecution had received a report from the General Department for Combating Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security, including what was reported by a number of commercial record holders that an employee of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, through another person, requested sums of money in exchange for removing the violations registered on their commercial records and not sending them to the competent authorities. In violation of the law, and based on the results of police investigations, conversations and text messages between the accused and witnesses were monitored and recorded, which indicated the validity of the fact of the bribery request and participation in it, as well as the distortion of data and information in the private system of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

By interrogating the accused, they confessed to the accusation attributed to them, and that they had committed the same crime in relation to three other commercial records, which they obtained money from their owners in exchange for removing their violations in violation of procedures and the law. Accordingly, the Public Prosecution ordered the detention of the accused in precautionary custody pending investigation and their referral to the Fourth High Criminal Court, which is scheduled for consideration at session 01. 12/2021.

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