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Five lawyers jailed over loss of court files

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Five lawyers were sentenced to one year jail terms each in connection with the loss of important court files, Al Qabas reported.

The Criminal Court also sentenced some employees working with the Ministry of Justice to ten years in prison and ordered their dismissal from service.

Seven other defendants, including a woman, were sentenced from one to seven years in jail. A lawyer who was suspected of involvement in the case was acquitted.

The Criminal Court convicted them all of involvement in the “loss” of files related to a real estate company accused of conning customers.

The Public Prosecution had charged them with hiding the files from the court in collusion with employees, bribery and money laundering and referred them to stand trial.