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Arrest warrant issued as former minister loses plea

Bahrain News
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
By Noor Zahra

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former minister after losing an appeal against a jail sentence for issuing dud cheques.

The defendant was previously sentenced to nine months in jail by the Lower Criminal Court but was released on BD200 bail.

He then lodged an appeal against his conviction at the High Criminal Court, which was rejected today.

The court found him guilty of giving dud cheques to his lawyer to pay for a fine issued against him by the Execution Court.

The GDN previously reported that the former minister also lost an appeal against a three-year sentence in connection to issuing dud cheques to a Saudi businessman.

He was sentenced to three years behind bars by the Lower Criminal Court in 2015.

However, he was released on BD3,000 bail pending an appeal, which was rejected by the High Criminal Appeals Court.

In this case the former minister issued two dud cheques worth BD310,000 in a business transaction.

For the full story read tomorrow’s GDN.

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