ABU DHABI // A one-year jail term and Dh160,000 fine passed on a traffic licensing employee for accepting bribes has been upheld by the Federal Supreme Court.
The employee at the Ajman Traffic Department was previously found guilty of accepting bribes from applicants in order to bring their driving licence test date closer. He was accused of embezzling Dh80,000 from the department in the process.
The Ajman Criminal Court sentenced him to three years in prison and a Dh80,000 fine and an additional Dh80,000 to be returned to the department.
He appealed the verdict and his sentence was reduced to one year. The amounts he has to pay remained the same.
He further appealed the verdict at the Federal Supreme Court, arguing that no embezzled money was caught in his possession and that his arrest and inspection procedures were not according to the law and therefore invalid.
The Supreme Court dismissed his claims and upheld the verdict of the Court of Appeal.