The Misdemeanor Section in the Court of Appeals overturned the verdict of the Court of First Instance which fined a Kuwaiti man KD 12,000 for trading in visas. The higher court then acquitted the citizen.
Earlier, the Public Prosecution charged the legal representative of an establishment with recruiting workers from abroad but they were not given jobs upon arrival in the country and investigations revealed there were no vacancies.
The man also failed to notify the Labor Department that the workers absconded. The prosecution asked the court to punish him based on articles 138 and 141 of Private Sector Labor Law number 6/2010. The case was filed after an inspection carried out by officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. The officials reportedly discovered that the establishment was not performing activities for which it was licensed with 110 workers registered in its file.
Source: Arab Times