Kuwait City: Kuwait has issued a four-year imprisonment term with hard labour to a prisoner who impersonated prominent shaikhs and businessmen to swindle millions of dinars.
The prisoner, who impersonated shaikhs from the ruling family as well as businessmen, and was able to obtain millions of dinars from famous people, sports players and artists, while he was inside Central Prison, Al-Qabas Daily reported.
In its ruling, the Criminal Court, presided by Judge Abdullah Al-Othman, sentenced the inmate to a four-year imprisonment with hard labour, and asked him to return the money, which amounts to more than KD 4 million.
The court also sentenced seven other defendants with varying jail terms, two of whom are considered to be his accomplices.
The two have been charged with money laundering since they were aware of his management of the fraud operations.