Attorneys for Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed and the al-Kharafi household filed a legal criticism in 2015 in Geneva, which is a world hub for industrial arbitration.
The forgery prices heart on a 2014 arbitration case in Geneva, later offered to the Excessive Courtroom in London, that sought to confirm the movies.
Prosecutors allege the 5 defendants took half in a sham authorized dispute involving backdated paperwork and a shell firm in Delaware they managed that led to a staged arbitration case.
The case was “the state of affairs of a thriller,” a lawyer for Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed, Jean-Pierre Jacquemoud, stated in court docket.
Prosecutor Stéphane Grodecki stated the case ought to deal with the alleged faked arbitration course of, not the authenticity of video footage.
Sheikh Ahmad, a Kuwaiti who prosecutors say was a trusted aide, and three attorneys primarily based in Geneva in 2014.
English lawyer Matthew Parish, who’s being tried in his absence, faces the longest sentence of 4 years’ jail time.
The prosecutor requested the court docket to condemn aide Hamad al-Haroun to a few years, with 18 months to be served and 18 months suspended. He lives in London after being granted asylum since 2014.