Dubai Oil Worker Jailed for Seeking Illegal Commissions

Published March 28th, 2018 - 10:21 GMT
Duabi, Employee sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined $2,822 over attempts to illegal commissions from suppliers. (AFP/ File Photo)
Duabi, Employee sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined $2,822 over attempts to illegal commissions from suppliers. (AFP/ File Photo)

The court ordered his deportation after serving his jail time and paying a Dh10,367 ($2,822) fine.

A former purchase officer at a Dubai oil and gas firm, who sought illegal commissions from suppliers, was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday.

The 58-year-old employee's wrongdoings were exposed after he demanded commission from a salesman of a supplying company against Dh796,858 ($216,923) worth of purchases he made, via e-mail, which was later passed on to the salesman's superiors.

The employee was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of seeking bribes in his capacity as a public employee. The court ordered his deportation after serving his jail time and paying a Dh10,367 ($2,822) fine.

According to prosecutors, the defendant requested on another occasion from the general manager of a supplying company a 5 per cent commission out of the profits the manager would get for the purchases worth Dh147,344 ($40,110), which the accused ordered from that supplier.

In another incident, he also sought an illegal commission out of the purchase orders worth Dh312,535 ($85,079) from a salesman of a company that supplies technical equipment.

He is also believed to have solicited a commission that would be a certain percentage of the profits a saleswoman at a supplying company would collect after he helped her sell merchandise worth Dh163,740 ($44,573).

The Financial Audit Department expert said he was assigned to prepare a report on the case and it covered the last quarter of 2014 until the first quarter of 2015.

"In February of 2015, the State Security received a complaint from the company against the accused.

In the complaint, it was stated that the Financial Department manager of the company received an official e-mail from the manager of a general trading company saying that the defendant sought a commission from one of their salesmen.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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