Fake judge jailed for three years in Dubai

The 46-year-old and his Pakistani accomplice conned a woman out of Dh200,000

A Emirati man has been jailed for three years for impersonating a Dubai Court judge.

The 46-year-old and his Pakistani accomplice, 33, conned a woman out of Dh200,000 by promising to reverse her husband’s prison sentence for bounced cheques.

Falling for the lie that the pair could ensure just a fine was issued, the woman agreed to hand over the money.

But months later, while her husband was still on bail for the offence, court documents revealed he still faced a jail term.

“My son showed the court employees copies of the receipts [of cash paid to the defendants] and informed them that the prison sentence was changed into fines which we paid,” the woman told the court.

“But he was told that the receipts were fake.”

The woman reported the incident to police and was told the pair were already known to authorities for conning other people.

Both men were charged with forgery, using forged documents and obtaining money by deception. The Emirati defendant was also charged with impersonating a judge.

They were each sentenced to three years in prison.

Published: May 29, 2019 01:40 PM