FILE – Gamal al-Labban FILE – Gamal al-Labban

State Council's official to be tried Sunday over illicit gains charges

Sun, Mar. 24, 2019
CAIRO – 24 March 2019: Cairo Criminal Court will start on Sunday the trial of Gamal al-Din al-Labban, head of procurement at the State Council, charged with illegally obtaining about LE 173.7 ($10.1) million.

Labban was arrested in December 2016 over charges of receiving money and gold as bribes.

Searching his home, the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) found about LE 24.9 ($1.45) million, €2 ($2.26) million, $4.06 million, and 1.24 million ($330.06) Saudi riyals. It also managed to seize a large hoard of gold items of different carats, weighing over 1 KG, worth about LE 650,000 at the time.

Investigations revealed that Labban deliberately provided inaccurate financial statements. Also, he refrained from providing financial disclosure for 2015 to conceal his illegal financial gain, according to the investigations.

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has always stressed on applying strict measures within government institutions to crack down any violation. He hailed the role played by the ACA in different occasions.

From Jan. to Dec.: Egypt combating corruption, bribery

CAIRO - 25 December 2018: The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) – the regulatory body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies – has ordered the arrest of numerous officials over the last year.

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