Amman court convicts US company with money laundering

An Amman anti-corruption commission on Thursday convicted a US company of money laundering and terrorist financing and a foreigner of fraud after they scammed the national carrier, Royal Jordanian (RJ), into paying them an amount of $356,000 that was supposed to go to an aircraft fuel supplier.

The Second Anti-corruption Commission with the Amman Magistrate Court also found seven RJ employees guilty of breach of duty and ordered them to pay damages of about $101,192. As for the foreign national, the court sentenced him to a one-year term after he was found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

Moreover, the court found the US company guilty of money laundering and terrorist financing and ordered it, along with the foreign national, to pay damages totaling $107,514.

In its verdict, the court said the US company and the foreigner used fake emails to access transfers that were supposed to go a company supplying RJ aircraft with fuel.

SOURCE: JORDAN NEWS AGENCY

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