Of­fi­cers jailed for forgery

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A po­lice of­fi­cer has been found guilty of forg­ing an of­fi­cial let­ter with help of two col­leagues in an attempt to win cus­tody of his chil­dren.

Dubai Court of First In­stance ruled that the 43-year-old Emi­rati be given a sus­pended sen­tence of one year af­ter be­ing found guilty of forg­ing an of­fi­cial doc­u­ment, that stated he was not mar­ried.

Court pros­e­cu­tion records showed that he di­vorced his first wife in 2001.

Then, when he tried to win cus­tody of their chil­dren, he forged a let­ter stat­ing that he had not re­mar­ried - de­spite mar­ry­ing his sec­ond wife in 2004. Ad­mit­ting he had re­mar­ried could have in­creased the risk of los­ing the case, it was sug­gested.

“The chil­dren are in my cus­tody. He was caus­ing prob­lems to me to try and win the cus­tody,” his 40-year-old ex-wife, who is Emi­rati, tes­ti­fied in court records.

“He made a case to drop the cus­tody and I was sur­prised when he pre­sented a doc­u­ment to the court say­ing that By Ali Al Shouk he is not mar­ried. It wasn’t true, as he was mar­ried to his sec­ond wife af­ter our divorce.”

How­ever, two com­pa­tri­ots, aged 57 and 35, also po­lice of­fi­cers, signed a doc­u­ment back­ing the de­fen­dant’s de­nial of the sec­ond marriage.

They were also charged for aid­ing and abet­ting the forgery in Novem­ber 2014. The of­fi­cers claimed they were not aware that their col­league had be­come re­mar­ried.

They re­ceived sus­pended sen­tences of three months.

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