UAE Government Wins An Appeal To Extradite Con Seller Of Dubai Real EstateMonday, July 09, 2012
According to sources, the UAE government wins UK extradition case regarding a real estate scam operated in Dubai. The UAE government had made an appeal to extradite the scam artist who committed frauds with several buyers and run away to the UK with the money of investors.
The conman, named Sheeraz Amir, sold the same apartment in Downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifa to multiple buyers in 2009. The nationality of the conman is not disclosed yet. Witness statements submitted by the UAE court reveal Mr. Geoveridi, paid AED 200,000 for the apartment as deposit. Amir gave him two post-dated cheques as security but when he was told by him that deal had fallen and his cheques were bounced back, he contacted police.
According to court documents, Mr. Askari, a second witness, also reported that he submitted a deposit of AED 100,000 for the same apartment in Downtown Dubai. The documents also reveal that person named Asad called Mr. Askari through telephone and told him that he is one of those who paid deposits to Amir for the apartment, after two days when Amir cashed the cheque. Mr. Askari also reported to police that he has been swindled by Amir.
The UAE government initiated extradition proceedings against Amir for committing fraud. Unfortunately, in the initial hearing of the case on 11th December, the request of the government was dismissed. High court in London reviewed the evidence submitted by the UAE government and concluded it as ‘incomplete’ and ‘not well organised.’
Based on the statement of the presiding Lord Justice Toulson, the request of extradition was upheld on 22nd June during the case hearing and the case still continues. Sources tried to contact Sheeraz Amir but neither he nor his legal representative was available to comment over the matter.