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Egypt prosecution orders detention of State Council official accused of bribery

The official was allegedly found in possession of EGP 24 million, US $4 million, 2 million euros and one million Saudi Riyals, in addition to gold accessories, real estate bonds and cars

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 28 Dec 2016
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Official Gamal Ibrahim El-Laban was found in possession of EGP 24 million, $4 million, 2 million euros and one million Saudi Riyals, in addition to gold accessories, real estate bonds and cars
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Egypt’s prosecution ordered Wednesday morning the detention of a State Council official for four days pending investigations following the seizure of millions of pounds and dollars in his house, a prosecution statement read.

Gamal Ibrahim El-Laban, the head of the procurement department at the State Council, was arrested while receiving a bribe on Tuesday. He faces charges of bribery.

The State Council is a judicial body that gives legal advice to the government, drafts legislation, and exercises jurisdiction over administrative cases.

Two others were arrested with El-Laban, but their identities have yet to be revealed by the prosecution.

Upon searching El-Laban’s house, the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), which is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies, found him in possession of EGP 24 million, $4 million, 2 million euros and one million Saudi Riyals, in addition to gold accessories, real estate bonds and cars.

Official pictures of the piles of money found in El-Laban’s possession went viral on social media and were featured in all late night talk shows.

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