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Khalifa Bakheet al-Falasi



"Fraud (passing bad checks, documents, casino, bankrupcy, etc.)"


2 years

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United Arab Emirates

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Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"One of three co-defendants wrongly convicted in February 2009 of embezzling assets from his business partner in a software company. His partner was the woman who took over the interest in the company of her brother, after he died. Khalifa Bakheet al-Falasi, was removed from his post as the United Arab Emirates' Minister of State when he was criminally charged in 2008. al-Falasi and his two co-defendants, who also worked with the software company, were sentenced in April 2009 to two years in prison. On May 28, 2009 Dubai's appeals court acquitted al-Falaski and his two co-defendants."

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"On May 28, 2009 Dubai's appeals court acquitted al-Falaski and his two co-defendants."

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"Dubai former minister is acquitted of fraud, By By Simeon Kerr (Dubai correspondent), Financial Times (London), May 29, 2009"

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"Dubai former minister not found guilty of fraud, Top News Arab Emirates, May 30, 2009"

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