Court refers employees to Public Prosecution for wasting public money



Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 11:31 GMT


Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 11:31 GMT

The Administrative Prosecution - CC

The Administrative Prosecution - CC

CAIRO - 29 January 2019: The Administrative Prosecution referred three employees of Port Said Customs to urgent trial for wasting public money.

Investigations revealed that the defendants forged customs documents in favor of foreign companies, resulting in the loss of more than LE 500,000.

In June 2018, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed that the regulatory institutions have been endorsed, saying that the state will not tolerate violations and will firmly fight against corruption.

In May 2018, the New Cairo Misdemeanor Court ruled to hold four officials in the Ministry of Supply in detention for 15 days over charges of “accepting” bribes.

Egypt’s Attorney-General Nabil Sakek referred the four officials to the court and ordered to detain them four days pending investigations over receiving LE 2 million ($111,764) in bribes for accepting a tender bid from a commodities supply company.

On May 5, the ACA arrested four officials from the Ministry of Finance for accepting bribes worth around LE 500 million ($28.4 million).

The defendants took bribes from the owners of private companies to facilitate the transfer of financial rights for their companies.

The ACA also arrested a female official from the Ministry of Irrigation over taking LE 30,000 as a bribe from the owner of a ship berth to facilitate obtaining the license.

In January 2017, former Secretary-General of Egypt's State Council Wael Shalaby committed suicide while in custody after his arrest for alleged corruption.



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