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Former DIFC chief detained

25 March 2010

Omar bin Sulaiman, the former governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has been detained for alleged fraud, Bloomberg has reported. The government of Dubai said Sulaiman is accused of diverting public funds worth Dhs50m ($13.6m). His detention is part of a drive to ensure "total transparency, fight corruption and protect public money and the integrity of public office," the government said in the statement.

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