Third Kuwaiti lawmaker summoned over suspicious deposits

December 14, 2011

A third Kuwait former lawmaker has been summoned by the public prosecution for questioning after huge amounts of money were allegedly deposited in their bank accounts.

Ex-MP Salah Ashoor was summoned one day after two other former lawmakers Hussain Al Hariti and Mokhlid Al Azimi were questioned on Monday night before they were released on bail of 5,000 dinars each ($18,000), Kuwaiti media reported.

Al Haraiti said that he explained that the money in his bank account was from his work as a lawyer and that he presented contracts proving the source.

More former lawmakers will be questioned within the next few days as part of an investigation launched after several local banks reported suspicious deposits into bank accounts. The opposition claimed that they were political money to influence the voting of some lawmakers.




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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