Magistrates Court sentences investor to one year on fraud charges

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AMMAN — The Amman Magistrates Court sentenced an investor to a one-year prison term on charges related to scamming the Jordan Customs Department (JCD) and the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

During a public session on Wednesday, the court also ruled that the defendant should pay an amount of JD397,163, in addition to a JD500 fine.

The trial, which took 46 sessions to conclude, heard 15 witnesses presented by the Public Prosecution, alongside a technical expert.

According to the court papers, the suspect introduced 42 tons of hookah tobacco in the country, using forged and expired authorizations that enabled him to obtain exemptions from the JCD and the JIC at a value of JD397,000.

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