Morsy appoints new Administrative Control Authority leader

President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday appointed Mohamed Heba as president of the Administrative Control Authority to succeed Mohamed Tohamy, who is being investigated by the Public Funds Prosecution for corruption charges.

The president also appointed Badawy Hamouda as Heba’s deputy.

The Administrative Control Authority is an independent body that reports to the prime minister. It is tasked with rooting out corruption in government bodies and protecting public funds.

Mohamed Farid Thamy, former president of the body, faces accusations of involvement in corruption cases and the protection of a number of Mubarak regime figures, especially in the period between 2008 and 2012.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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