Saudi Arabia.. Tough penalties against a gang that forged official documents of an embassy

An official source in the Saudi Public Prosecution announced that the investigations by the Public Prosecution Office of Crimes Damaging Public Confidence ended in accusing the criminal formation of (4) Saudi citizens of forging official documents.

The source added, according to the Saudi Press Agency "SPA", that the investigation procedures revealed that the aforementioned had manufactured documents without origin attributed to a public authority, which is one of the Kingdom's embassies abroad, including incorrect facts to seize the property of others unlawfully.

The source stated that the accused were arrested and referred to the competent court to demand the legally prescribed penalties. The verdict was issued, including their conviction for what was attributed to them, and sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years, fines amounting to 400,000 riyals, and the return of property to its owners.

The source stressed the protection of government transactions from felony, and that assaulting official documents by forgery is one of the major issues that warrant arrest and require strict criminal accountability.

The source noted that the judicial protection against forgery includes paper and electronic documents, all seals, marks, and stamps, and forgery would cause material, moral or social harm to any person of a natural or legal capacity.

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