A Female Citizen was Involved in such Concealment Case against a Lump Sum
MCI campaign for anti-commercial concealment has revealed a woman concealment case in the Design & Engineering Consultation sector. After doing the necessary inspection at the site of one Est. in Riyadh, MCI inspectors was able to detect a number of documents and physical evidences proving the involvement of an Arab female expatriate in managing the said Est. with the help of a female citizen through exploiting her name and her Commercial Registration against a monthly lump sum. The case was referred to the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution to complete the necessary procedures, and then to be referred to the Bureau of Grievances for taking the final judgment.
According to the preliminary investigations, it has turned out that a female expatriate is running an Est. specialized in interior design, architecture & engineering consultation. After calling up all parties to MCI headquarter, it was clear that the female expatriate owned the said Est., because a number of documents, official papers and contracts had been signed by the said female expatriate. Other violations had been detected as well, such as using a trade name and a trademark not authorized to be used by her, in addition to providing engineering consultation services without a professional license, also a number of illegal labors were detected as well who were referred to the competent authorities.
The details go back when the Ministry received a report from a citizen suspecting a commercial concealment case at one of the specialized offices in interior design and decoration. It turned out that the female expatriate is managing the said Est. without any supervision or follow-up by the female citizen, despite the fact that the Est. is registered under her own name.
This comes at the time when MCI has been conducting an inspection campaign for anti-commercial concealment in different regions of the Kingdom, where MCI inspectors had detected various concealment cases, and the regulations had been applied against the violators, which may reach to two years' imprisonment and a fine of one million riyals per violator, and deporting the non-Saudis from the Kingdom, in addition to other penalties and fines including the closure and liquidation of the trade activity, as well as writing off the Commercial Registration and the prevention of practicing the same business for five years, also making defamation in the local newspapers periodically against the violators at their own expense.
MCI would like all those concerned to cooperate and report about commercial concealment cases, if the evidence is proved, through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification, since the Ministry grants a financial reward to the collaborator in such cases, that may reach up to 30% of the value of the adjudged fines after collection.