Tag: conviction

CONVICTED! First Bahraini MP to be handed a jail sentence

9 Mar, '047 Comments

Soon to be ex-MP Sameer Al-Shuwaikh, (the guy I voted for!) was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence yesterday for issuing a dud-cheque. For 158,000 Dinars (US$ 419k). His defence of ignorance and that “he only presented the cheque as a guarantee” were thrown out of court. You ain’t got money, don’t write cheques. Even […]

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Bahraini MP’s immunity lifted

24 Aug, '030 Comments

The gentleman I voted for had his immunity temporarily lifted so that he can be “questioned” by the Public Prosecutor for alleged financial irregularities. He is alleged to have bounced cheques worth more than BD 500k ($1.3m). He has so far denied the allegations and will supposedly hold a press conference later on in the […]

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