In Points: ACA reveals 10 corruption cases in less than week



Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 03:26 GMT


Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 03:26 GMT

The building of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) - Facebook Official Page

The building of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) - Facebook Official Page

CAIRO – 3 November 2017: In less than a week, the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has increased the state budget by approximately LE 50 million ($2.83 million) following the release of a nation-wide crackdown campaign on corruption.

Egypt Today has compiled the most recent corruption cases in points below for easy briefing.

1. The most recent corruption case involved the arrest of Rehab City’s president, who accepted a LE 200,000 bribe from the owner of an unlicensed building in the city.

2. The ACA also arrested the owner of A. Motors for cars on charges of manipulating documents for the release of 161 cars without paying the due customs, burdening the state with LE 40 million.

3. The general manager of Elab Petroleum Company and another top official at Enerbak Petroleum Company, along with three of his assistants, were arrested over corruption charges relating to profiteering and misappropriation of public funds. The funds were claimed to be spent on maintenance works.

4. The head of the music education department at Port Said University was caught after facilitating the university’s purchase of non-standard musical instruments from the supplier of a musical instrument company whose chairman has also been arrested for selling instruments at inflated prices.

5. As part of the ACA’s intensive activities, the Real Estate Taxes Authority commissioners to Nasr City and Nozha were held in custody for receiving bribes to lower taxes on real estate contractors who were also arrested.

6. An employee at a private sector company allegedly impersonated a minister and other important figures in the presidency, along with forging identity cards, to con people into believing that he could offer them services in return for money.

7. In Giza, the head of the local engineering department in Kerdasa was arrested for accepting two bribes in return for granting an owner of a land reclamation company an illegal permit. The permit would allow the company to establish a large residential complex on a plot of land primarily allocated to land reclamation.

8. Simultaneously, with the abovementioned incident, the second corruption case was against the owner of a construction contractor and an architectural engineer who both forked out LE 59,000 to obtain an illegal permit to demolish a large villa, so as to obtain the land it was built on.

9. In Ismailia, ACA managed to arrest a band who was caught transferring 217 valid ration subsidiary cards while unlawfully obtaining the amount of the flour allocated for each.

10. In Qalioubiya, the director of the local planning department was bribed with LE 8,000 by a contractor for the sake of turning a blind eye to the violations committed by the contractor’s company, which was entrusted with building local schools.



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