Dubai detains Iraqi MP over banking cheque

Dubai detains Iraqi MP over banking cheque
An Iraqi lawmaker has been arrested in the UAE state of Dubai over the 'malicious intent' of a bank cheque worth nearly $2 million.
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30 October, 2016
The Iraqi MP has been detained pending investigations [Getty]

Authorities in Dubai have detained an Iraqi member of parliament, after a complaint was issued against him over a cheque, the public prosecutor announced late Saturday.

Mohammed al-Tai was detained and questioned on Wednesday in the presence of his lawyer before he was detained pending completion of the investigation, prosecutor Isam Isa al-Humaidan said in a statement on the official WAM news agency.

The brief statement said Tai was suspected of issuing a cheque of about seven million dirhams (nearly $2 million) with "malicious intent".

Dubai has strict legal measures against bounced cheques and other transactions deemed fraudulant.