A court in Kuwait has sentenced a former ambassador to seven years in jail on charges of financial irregularities, including money laundering. The criminal court in Kuwait City said that the convict had to give back the KD296,000 he illegally misappropriated.
His administration affairs attaché was given a five-year jail sentence for his role in the misappropriation of public funds. According to the case documents, an investigation concluded that the two envoys had abused their status to sign cheques claiming payment to other parties, but took the money.
The two men also presented fake bills and bogus invoices to the Kuwaiti foreign ministry, local media reported on Monday. The investigation said the ambassador was guilty of conspiring with a company for the laundering of KD94,000. The country where the ambassador served was not mentioned.