Misdemeanor Court in Cairo has put Deputy Governor of Alexandria, Soad al- Kholy, and four others for 15 days in custody pending investigations, on charges of offering and receiving bribes, causing damage to the public money.
Administrative Control Authority (ACA) officers recorded calls between the deputy governor and the other defendants, providing evidence of corruption crime, the state public prosecution announced.
According to the ACA’s investigations, al-Kholy received banknotes, gifts and gold jewelries, worth of over LE one million from businessmen to suspend the decisions of demolishing buildings illegally constructed and exempt them from paying fines reaching 10 million EGP, on illegal construction.
ACA officers arrested the defendants on Sunday after getting permission from Egypt’s General prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, who checked the information collected by ACA.
The ACA is a governmental authority assigned to monitoring the performance of state employees and officials, as well as problems within the administrative, technical and financial systems that could hinder functionality of public organizations.
Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm