So WhatsApps and Twitter have been buzzing this afternoon, it appears that Jumaa al Hinai, the former head of the PDO Tender board (not a PDO paid position, but a Government one I'm told), and Dr P Mohammed Ali have both been handed RO 600,000 ($1,560,000) fines and 3 year sentences, with permanent deportation for the MD of Galfar upon completion of his sentence. Abdulmajeed Nushad of Galfar also received a RO 200,000 ($520,000) fine and a 2 year sentence along with deportation as well.
Presumably the case will now go for appeal.
Other large contracting companies have been in the press lately with similar corruption charges brought against them, this Reuters story names Consolidated Contracting Company (CCC) and Larsen & Toubro Oman.
Interesting days, these.