FILE - Souad al-Khouli, former deputy governor of Alexandria - Egypt Today/KhaledKamel FILE - Souad al-Khouli, former deputy governor of Alexandria - Egypt Today/KhaledKamel

Former deputy Alexandria governor referred to criminal court

Sun, Sep. 15, 2019
CAIRO – 15 September 2019: The Illicit Gains Authority ordered referring former Deputy Governor of Alexandria Souad al-Khouli, arrested in 2017, to the criminal court over charges of illegally obtaining LE 900,000 ($55,199).

According to investigations, the defendant had exploited her previous jobs and received real estate from the bodies she dealt with, and made investments by selling them. She is also charged with illegally obtaining gifts and money.

In January,Cairo Criminal Court sentencedKhouli to 12 years in prison and ordered removing her from her job over bribery.

Security forces arrested Khouli in August 2017 in the General Office of Alexandria Governorate.

The Administrative Control Authority (ACA) – the regulatory body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies – has ordered the arrest of numerous officials especially over the last two years, within the framework of the leadership’s fight against corruption.

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

In November 2018, a judicial court in Giza sentenced former MonufiaGovernerHesham Abdel Baset to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of LE 15 million over charges of bribery.

In February 2018, Cairo Criminal Court sentenced former Helwan governor Hazem el-Qowaidi to five years in prison and a fine of LE 50,000 over receiving bribes during his tenure.
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