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Former Menoufiya governor sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery

MENA , Ahram Online , Monday 12 Nov 2018
Menoufia Governor
Menoufia governor Hisham Abdel-Basset (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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A Giza criminal court sentenced on Monday former Menoufiya governor Hisham Abdel-Basset to 10 years in prison over accepting a bribe of over EGP 27 million.

The court also fined the former governor EGP 15 million.

Two other defendants were acquitted in the same case.

Abdel-Basset and the two others were arrested in January after investigations conducted by the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) revealed their involvement in bribery.

The ACA is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies, including identifying possible cases of corruption and referring them to the prosecution.

Since 2016, the ACA has referred several state officials to the prosecution on bribery charges, with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressing the importance of fighting corruption in the country through the state’s administrative authority.

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