The Amman Court of First Instance issued a summons for Khaled and Akram Shaheen to appear before Judge Hassan Hazaimeh on Thursday Oct. 26.
The two businessmen, who are car dealers and part owners of vegetable oil packaging and trade companies, face charges of writing bad cheques payable to the Dubai-based Standard Chartered Bank, according to Rateb Wazzani, lawyer of the bank.
If convicted, the businessmen may face prison sentences and hefty fines.
The Shaheens' lawyer, Hamzah Haddad, was reportedly out of the country and unavailable for comment.
The bank is also suing the Shaheens, along with a third partner and six companies, for overdue loan payments on a loan of $77 million, in a lawsuit that has been in the Court of First Instance since earlier this year. — ( Jordan Times )
By Yacoub Abu Ghosh
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