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Egypt's prosecutor renews detention of Alexandria Deputy Governor Soad El-Kholy in bribery case

El-Kholy is accused of accepting bribes in return for protecting businessmen from having their illegally-constructed properties demolished and paying related fines

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
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Egypt’s general prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the detention of Alexandria’s Deputy Governor Soad El-Kholy and four businessmen for four days pending investigations into several corruption charges including bribery.

El-Khouly, the first woman to be appointed to such a position, was arrested on Sunday at the governorate headquarters and is accused of receiving over EGP 1 million in bribes from businessmen, who have also been arrested.

She is accused of accepting bribes in return for protecting businessmen from having their illegally-constructed properties demolished and paying related fines.

In 2015, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail appointed El-Kholy as the acting governor of Alexandria following the resignation of the former governor Hany El-Mesery, who stepped down after flooding in Alexandria caused by heavy rains.

El-Kholy became deputy governor after the appointment of Mohamed Sultan as governor to succeed El-Mesery.

 

 

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