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Former public works minister convicted of failure to conduct duties

By JT - Sep 27,2021 - Last updated at Sep 27,2021

AMMAN — The Amman Court of Appeal on Monday convicted a former public works minister with failure to conduct his duties and sentenced him to one month imprisonment and imposed fines of JD500 and JD161,942.

The court held a public session and decided that the minister was not solely responsible for the abuse of his position, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In the same case, the court sentenced another suspect, who had the authority to sign on behalf of the modern laboratories department, to three months imprisonment and pay fees after amending the charge to “interference in the abuse of positions”.

The judiciary commission at the Amman Criminal Court of First Instance in March charged the former minister with the “illicit failure to perform duties”.

The Attorney General Office could not ensure that the attached assets for the two suspects have resulted from the crimes for which they are being charged and consequently decided to lift the preventive attachments, according to Petra.

 

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