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In February, a special tribunal at the Dubai Misdemeanours Court jailed Al Boom for three months against each of the 3,695 counts of swindling and deception and acquitted him against 11 counts of swindling.
The Misdemeanours Court had granted bail to Al Boom, owner of Abid Al Boom Management and Development Properties, against handing over his passport, and those of his wife and children above 18 years of age -- and the passports of five Emirati sponsors.
Had he not appeared at any of the hearings at the Misdemeanours Court, he could have faced a Dh500,000 fine.