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Qatar’s former finance minister to face trial

Qatar's Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi listens during the third annual US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, DC on September 14, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP)

Qatar’s public prosecutor will launch a felony trial of former finance minister Ali Sherif Al Emadi, the state information company stated Sunday.   

Mr Al Emadi and an unidentified variety of others are charged with bribery, abuse of place and energy, injury to public funds and cash laundering, in accordance with the state-run Qatar information company.

An arrest warrant was issued for the previous minister in Could 2021.

An investigation has now been accomplished “additional to the assertion issued by the Public Prosecution on Could 6, 2021,” the prosecution stated on Sunday.

He had served as finance minister since 2013, and was the board chairman of Qatar Nationwide Financial institution earlier than being dismissed following his arrest.

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