• Senior Qatar Foundation employees given prison sentences and fines for soliciting bribes
  • Both are no longer employed by Qatar Foundation

Two senior former employees at the government-supported Qatar Foundation have been given prison sentences and fines for soliciting bribes, as the country attempts to crack down on corruption.

On 30 June, the two employees were sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay fines worth QR3m ($0.8m) for requesting a bribe from French insurance company AXA in exchange for renewing its contract with the organisation.

The two former employees are an Indian expatriate, who was the director of payments and revenue, and a Qatari national, who served as director of the financial affairs department.

Both are no longer employed by Qatar Foundation as a result of their convictions for corruption.

The AXA court case is the fourth bribery case to be heard in the country in June.

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