PA Security Commander Sentenced to 15 Years for Embezzlement

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Col. Rashid Abu Shbak, who headed the PA's Preventive Security Force in Gaza between 2002 and 2006, was sentenced in absentia by a Palestinian court in Ramallah on Sunday to 15 years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement. The court found Abu Shbak, who has been living in Egypt for the past seven years, guilty of embezzling nearly $1 million during the years he served as commander of the Preventive Security Force. Abu Shbak served as deputy commander of the force for many years under ousted Fatah operative Muhammad Dahlan.

2013-12-30 00:00:00

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