Court acquits Kuwaiti citizen, his wife in real estate fraud
Agencies KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen and his wife who were accused of real estate fraud after they decided to sell the house, which was given to them by the government, to a Kuwaiti woman under the condition that the selling process will be complete after the title deed is issued.
According to the case file, the couple received the title deed under their names, and then the husband decided to sell the house to his wife, contrary to the initial agreement made by the plaintiff (the initial buyer), in addition to accusing the wife of conspiring to commit crime.
Representing the two defendants was Lawyer Enaam Haydar who said the wife was not part of the deal and that the only time her name appeared was during the issuance of the title deed.
She highlighted that the sale of the real estate was under the condition that the house belongs to the couple.
Poll candidate held:
The Public Prosecution has detained one of the candidates of the upcoming general elections as well as six women for investigations on charges of vote- buying in the Fourth Constituency.
During interrogations, the six women denied having bought votes in favor of the parliamentary aspirant, who also denied having requested the six women to buy votes from voters in his constituency.
To justify their presence in the house where they were arrested, informed sources explained that the six women claimed they were carrying out customary visitation, and had family ties with the host.
The sources explained that detectives had raided one of the houses in Farwaniya area after receiving information that it was being used for vote-buying operations.
The Public Prosecution has shelved the money laundering case which was filed against a current parliamentarian, reports Al-Rai daily.
The sources said the MP was referred to the Prosecution after the security discovered a sudden ‘bulge’ in his bank balance.
Sources said the authorities could not prove that he is involved in money laundering activity. Moreover, the bank balance of the MP allegedly did not necessitate investigation.
Four under probe:
The Public Prosecution office is looking into the cases of four people (two Kuwaitis and two Iraqis) in connection with the real estate fraud and money laundering, reports AlQabas daily quoting reliable sources.
The Prosecution affirmed in its indictment that the four suspects (fugitives) are wanted by law for committing crimes to the tune of 340 million dinars through their subsidiary company which is found guilty by a court for fictitiously defrauding Kuwaitis.
The source confirmed some celebrities, who are currently referred to the prosecution, cooperated with the mastermind of the company, an Iraqi, to market the company and its products.
The source confirmed the Prosecution is in the process of tracking these suspicious funds, and the extent to which some celebrities have benefited from them.
On the other hand, informed sources said six celebrities have so far filed complaints against the Public Prosecution. They say the decision by the Prosecution to freeze their assets has harmed them and their families because they cannot spend for the needs of their families.