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Egypt's parliament secretary general referred to court on graft charges

Samy Mahran, a parliamentarian from the Mubarak era whose services were used by the Muslim Brotherhood after the revolution, is referred to court for illegally acquiring LE22 million as the People's Assembly secretary general

Ahram Online, Monday 17 Sep 2012
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Egypt's parliament secretary general Samy Mahran referred to court on graft charges (Photo: AL-Ahram)
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Samy Mahran, secretary general of Egypt's now-dissolved People's Assembly (Lower House of Parliament), was referred on Monday to criminal court by the Illicit Gains Authority on charges of illegally acquiring LE22 million.

Mahran was released on bail of LE50,000 as investigations into the case continue.

A one-year investigation has revealed that Mahran acquired LE15 million through his position as parliamentary secretary general. There is an additional LE7 million increase in his personal fortune that is not accounted for in his legal documents, according to Assem El-Gohary, deputy justice minister for Illicit Gains Issues.

Mahran could be ordered to pay back LE22 million that he acquired illegally, in addition to a fine of LE22 million.

Mahran was parliamentary secretary general from 1988. The Muslim Brotherhood retained him as the top People's Assembly administrator after its Freedom and Justice Party won parliamentary majority last winter until parliament was dissolved in June 2012. A number of complaints against him have been made by parliamentary employees, and questions have been raised as to why he was allowed to keep his position after the January 25 Revolution.

The Illicit Gains Authority has banned Mahran and his family from travelling and frozen his assets. 

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Aziz Mansour
17-09-2012 09:50pm
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Party of Allah
Here we go, they are corrupted to the core. They lied, amnuplated and stole Islam for their special interest.
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Dr M Monem
17-09-2012 07:30pm
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Sharm Elsheikh
I was conned many times in sharm elsheikh by fellow egyptians, a group of cowboys who claim to be experts in arranging and making kitchens and furniture for my property ,not only me but a large number of europeans were victims.Also the egyptians working in Nema bay area are wild,rude and behave in a way that degrades our reputation,,my youngest son who lives in London says his english friends especially girls dont like egypt bcause young people there touch them and sexually harrass them,its a shame.Last month my wife and i bought rotten chicken from Metro supermarket in Nabq bay.What the hell happened to my country ? i was born in early 1948 and left egypt 39 years ago,,,,am afraid its not a nice place to spend the last few years of life in where moral standards have deteriorated so badly.Please try to save Sharm by highlighting some of the problems there,it is a great area with great potential if managed properly. God save egypt.
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