Rabat – The Casablanca Judicial police arrested Wednesday Hind El Achchabi, a Moroccan businesswoman and mother of three children for issuing a non-sufficient funds (NSF) cheque, amounting to MAD 42 million.
El Achchabi was first arrested and jailed in November 2016, after her former second husband, Kuwaiti ambassador to Austria, Sadiq Marafi, filed a complaint against her, accusing her of adultery and other offences involving her lover. She was first married to a Saudi man.
El Achchabi’s lover and father of her two children, Mohsine Karim-Bennani, whom she had married in Mali was also sentenced to jail. Their marriage was not recognized by the Moroccan law.
Following an appeal in early 2017, the Moroccan justice reduced El Achchabi’s sentence to two years and Bennani’s to seven months.
El Achchabi resumed her business activities upon her release from prison on August 2018. A former flight attendant, El Achchabi is the president of airline Dalia Developpement.