Judiciary holds hearings in corruption case

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AMMAN — Judge Uday Al-Freihat, head of the judicial body specialized in corruption cases at the Amman Criminal Court, continued hearing in a corruption case involving waste of JD250,000 of public money, Al-Ghad reported.


The president of a housing association and nine of its members are accused of wasting public money, using false credentials, and breach of trust. The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission had investigated the case and referred it for prosecution.


Six witnesses testified for the prosecution and five witnesses for the defense. A ruling is expected soon. According to official statistics, from 2013 to 2017, the courts have heard 1,061 cases of breach of duties, 861 cases of misusing funds, 9,190 cases of forgery, out of a total of 422,682 cases.



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