Libya’s Attorney General jails bank employee for embezzling 3.5 million dinars

The Attorney General has issued a decision sending an employee of Al-Jumhouriyah Bank to prison for embezzling 3.5 million dinars with the help of another person, who is also included in the imprisonment order by the AG’s Office.

The incident took place at Al-Rashid branch in the capital, Tripoli. The Attorney General’s Office explained on its Facebook page that Anti-Corruption Prosecution within the jurisdiction of the Tripoli Court of Appeal had conducted an investigation into the incident of obtaining illegal benefits in the bank branch.

The investigation revealed that the employee embezzled 3.5 million dinars by deliberately deducting the amount from the bank’s funds, then he made bank transfers to the account of a partner with whom he conspired.

The AG’s Office has been conducting a number of arrests of different officials and employees of commercial banks across Libya on charges of embezzlement and squandering of public funds or even abusing power.


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