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Dubai ex-minister gets suspended jail term for deception

Khalifa Bakhit al-Falasi and two other men charged with defrauding a Lebanese businesswoman.

April 12, 2010 5:06 by

A Dubai court has handed three men a one-year suspended jail sentence for defrauding a Lebanese businesswoman.

One of them was former minister Khalifa Bakhit al-Falasi, who faced charges of deceiving the businesswoman and taking over her late brother’s stake in a technology firm, according to a report by Reuters.

The decision on Monday overturned a previous appeal court hearing, in which the three men were acquitted.

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