The Exential office at the Arenco Tower in Media City, Dubai. Dubai: The Dubai Misdemeanours Court on Sunday sentenced two Indian men to 517 years in jail each for swindling thousands of victims in a multi-million-dollar fraud case. Dr Mohammad Hanafi, presiding judge of the special bench, also sentenced the wife of one of the accused to 517 years in absentia. ALSO READ: Who forex trading in pakistan islamabad mall Sydney Lemos?
It took presiding judge Dr Hanafi up to 10 minutes to read out the judgement in Courtroom No. 3, where many victims were present, in addition to the defence lawyer. Prosecutors had accused the defendants of swindling and deception and referred the case to the special panel on October 31. The first hearing took place on December 25 last year and the trial concluded with the sentencing on Sunday. The ruling remains subject to appeal. Atty Barney Almazar, director of Gulf Law, is working with the Philippine Embassy to assist victims.