UAE Prisoner Says Dechert Coerced False 'Confessions'

Law360, London (October 26, 2020, 1:47 PM GMT) -- A former investment fund executive has said that although he initially agreed to cooperate with Dechert's investigation into a United Arab Emirates fund his "confession" was altered by lawyers in London working to root out the emirate's political enemies.

Jordanian attorney Karam Al Sadeq has denied that he willingly took part in an investigation led by three Dechert LLP partners. He makes his denial in a 50-page response in the High Court to assertions that his confessions were not coerced.

The former official with the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority — who is in jail in the UAE on fraud allegations —...

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