Morocco community leader sentenced to 12 years in prison and 72 million in fines for forgery

The head of the Loudaya commune in the Marrakech region and six other people have been sentenced to prison and fined for forging civil status documents.

The president was found guilty of forging official documents, falsifying administrative documents, adding false data to a public record and fraud. Six other defendants, including the Community’s Director of Services, were convicted on the same charges. Another defendant was found guilty of ‘failure to report an offence’.

The investigation conducted by the investigating judge at the Court of Appeal revealed a system of falsification of personal data related to civil status. The defendants forged these documents in exchange for money, enabling individuals to assume identities or fraudulently obtain official documents.

The Marrakech Court of Appeal sentenced the president to 12 years of imprisonment and a fine of 720,000 dirhams. The six other defendants were each sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 120,000 dirhams. Another defendant was given a two-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 500 dirhams.

From the website: Fez News

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