Public Prosecution publishes verdicts issued against Omani citizens

Oman Monday 10/July/2023 16:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Public Prosecution publishes verdicts issued against Omani citizens
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Muscat: Four citizens have been sentenced, ranging from five to two years, for committing a number of felonies and misdemeanors related to bribery, forgery, and abuse of office.

A statement issued online by the Public Prosecution said that a sentence of five years imprisonment and a fine of OMR 48,000 has been issued for a public employee accepting a bribe, in return for carrying out actions contrary to the duties of his position. Additionally, a verdict of two years imprisonment and a fine OMR 48,000 has been issued for offering a bribe to a public employee in exchange for doing work contrary to the duties of his position, along with the removal of convicts from public office.

The Supreme Court upheld what the Criminal Court ruled, convicting each of:

1- Salem bin Masoud bin Salem with three felonies (forgery in an official document, accepting a bribe to do an act contrary to the duties of his position, offering a bribe) and a misdemeanor (misuse of the position).

2- Ishaq bin Ahmed bin Saeed with two felonies (forgery in an official document, accepting a bribe) and a misdemeanor (misuse of the position).

3- Ahmed bin Khalfan bin Khalaf with two felonies (forgery in an official document, accepting a bribe) and two misdemeanors (using information technology and the information network to enter electronic data into a government information system with the intention of using them as valid legal data, misuse of the position).

4- Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Saeed with two felonies (using a forged official document despite knowing that it was forged, offering a bribe to a public employee to do an act contrary to the duties of his position) and a misdemeanor (seeking to illegally own government land).