File - Lebanese policemen stand guard at the Roumieh Prison, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Military court Monday handed down an 18-month prison sentence to a man convicted of running a defrauding operation from Roumieh Prison, while his two accomplices were sentenced to six months each.Farhat, who was tried together with Bou Merhi, testified that it was Bou Merhi who selected the targets.Farhat said Bou Merhi would call people to ask them to help cover someone else's medical expenses.Bou Merhi was able to defraud a sports club of $3,000, and other victims of even more. Gen. Khalil Ibrahim, handed the longer sentence to Bou Merhi, and fined each of the three culprits LL500,000 .Bou Merhi, who has been in custody for six years awaiting his sentence, will not be immediately released.
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