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State Security Court issues ruling on embezzlement case

By Petra - Feb 25,2014 - Last updated at Feb 25,2014

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Tuesday issued a ruling on an embezzlement case at the Cairo Amman Bank branch in Wadi Al Tufah in Hebron.

According to court documents, the branch director, his deputy and three other employees were involved in embezzling $7 million.

The court sentenced all of them to prison terms ranging between four and eight years with hard labour. In addition, two clients were found guilty on charges of being involved the embezzlement and were sentenced to three-year prison terms.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour had referred the case to the SSC since the Cairo Amman Bank is one of the Jordanian banks responsible for the savings and money of Jordanians and because banks are a main pillar of the economy. 

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