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Kuwaiti official's wife 'became rich overnight'

Public Prosecutor probes claims that money was transferred to woman’s account from the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Kuwaiti official's wife 'became rich overnight'

The wife of a Kuwaiti official has reportedly been referred to the Public Prosecutor after a significant amount of money was suddenly deposited into her account.

Hundreds of thousands of Kuwaiti dinars were traced to the local bank account of the wife of assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Arabic daily Al Seyassah reported.

The woman’s husband allegedly used his position to transfer her from the Ministry of Social Affairs to his ministry, where she quickly rose up the ladder without appropriate qualifications, the newspaper said.

Other staff within the ministry aided the promotions and were aware the money was being transferred into her account, it was reported.

The prosecutor is investigating the matter.

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