KUALA LUMPUR (June 16): Two men linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd kleptocracy scandal have been convicted of financial crimes and sentenced to jail in Abu Dhabi, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing a statement from the emirate's criminal court.

While the statement did not name the men, the WSJ identified them as Khadem Al Qubaisi (left), a United Arab Emirates citizen who once led Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company, and Mohammed Badawy al Husseiny (right), an American who ran a subsidiary of IPIC, after confirming their identities with people familiar with the judicial actions.

Khadem, formerly a top aide to the powerful Sheikh Mansour Zayed Al Nahyan -- the United Arab Emirates’ deputy prime minister and a member of the royal family -- was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, while Mohammed Badawy was given 10 years.

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