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Egypt's top auditor reveals financial violations by state bodies

Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi accused of receiving nearly LE260,000 in illegal payments during his troubled one year in office; judicial and state-security authorities also allegedly guilty of financial irregularities

Ahram Online, Monday 17 Feb 2014
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Egypt's Central Auditing Agency head Hesham Geneina, (Photo: Al-Ahram).
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Egyptian auditing authority head Hisham Geneina revealed on Monday that financial violations have been committed by the state’s sovereign bodies, including the presidency and judicial and state-security authorities.

At a press conference held at the Central Auditing Organisation (CAO), Geneina said that ousted president Mohamed Morsi was paid a total of LE794,000 during his year in office from June 2012 to June 2013.

Morsi's legal monthly wage is LE44,516, which means that the remaining payments totaling nearly LE260,000 are tainted with violations, Geneina said.

He went on to point out that the state-security body has perpetrated financial irregularities worth LE2.5 billion, while the judicial authority’s portion of the violations have been estimated at LE3 billion. No dates were specified for these violations.

Geneina also claimed that the interior ministry refused to be supervised by the CAO. "I call on the interior minister to respect the power of law," he stated. 

Since 2011, the CAO referred 428 complaints to the state public fund prosecution, "out of which 265 were ignored while 28 were shelved. Meanwhile, only nine complaints led to convictions," Geneina stated.

He added that the state's project to annually lease arable land along the Nile to farmers, a scheme known as "Tarh El-Nahr," has wasted around LE18 billion in recent years.

Geneina's appointment as CAO chair during Morsi's term came almost a year after the last CAO permanent head, Gawdat El-Malt, completed his tenure.

The CAO is a governmental body that supervises public finances and after January uprisings in 2011 it was accused of covering up financial crimes carried out by the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

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18-02-2014 05:28pm
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Is Sami Annan running for president? Is Sabbahi's sister a brotherhood member? When will we develop the land available to ease the congestion caused by the rapidly rising population? This way we dont have to live on 8 percent of the land. Maybe we should start with areas close to borders so we can regulate them better. We can build "business cities" with close comfortable living near by to give people incentive to move. Maybe building elite universities and dorms in the unused land available, college towns also prosper.
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SAWSAN MOSTAFA ALI
18-02-2014 12:27pm
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TO MY FRIENDS AT (AHRAM ON LINE)
FIRST: I HAVE A COMMENT HERE WHICH IS NOT PUBLISHED ----PLS PUBLISH IT. 2ND : AHRAM ON LINE IS VERY IMPORTANT AS A LOT OF FOREIGNERS IN AND OUTSIDE EGYPT ARE READING IT AS CAN NOT READ ARABIC -----SO PLS INCLUDE A NEW ARTICLE ON DAILY BASIS IN THE OPINION CORNER EVEN IF IT IS A TRANSLATION OF ANY ARTICLE PUBLISHED AT THE DAILY AHRAM AS THE ARTICLE OF MR. SHUMANN ABOUT MEDIA. THANK YOU AND BEST OF LUCK.
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Khaled
18-02-2014 12:12pm
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All those found guilty must be punished,there's no debate,but the way of reporting is quite funny.It only shows how bias egptian media.Morsy received LE 260,000 was highlited (regardless he was paid by the finance/treasury deptt) in headlines,while the Judiciary and MOI involved in misuse of billions of LE but not made in headlines.
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Jeny
18-02-2014 10:52am
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The "Interior" again?
It's time for the ministry of interior to be held accountable.
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SAWSAN MOSTAFA ALI
18-02-2014 12:05am
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A LOT OF QUESTION MARKS ABOUT EKHWANI HESHAM GENEINA
THIS MAN IS TRYING TO MAKE HIMSELF MARTYR IN FRONT OF THE EG. PUBLIC OPINION AND THE INT. COMMUNITY ---BY MAKING A PRESS CONFERENCE HE MADE SOMETHING AGAINST THE LAW OF THE EG. AUDITING AUTHORITY AS HE SHOULD ADDRESS THE PRESIDENT THROUGH REPORTS AND NOT TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC OPINION. HE IS ACTUALLY HAS 2 CASES AT THE CRIMINAL COURT AND A THIRD CASE OF BEING BELONGING TO EKHWAN TERRORIST GRP.-------HE IS DOING THIS SO AS IF HE IS CONSIDERED GUILTY AT ANY OF THE 3 CASES ---TO ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD THAT HE IS A VICTIM BECAUSE HE ANNOUNCED THE ((CORRUPTION))TO THE EG.PEOPLE. HE ALSO IN HIS POSITION IS NOT ALLOWED TO REVEAL ANY BUDGET OF ANY MINISTRY TO THE PUBLIC ----WHY HE ANNOUNCED THE BUDGET OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR IN PARTICULAR?????HESHAM GENINA : TAKE CARE ----THE EG. PEOPLE NOW CAN JUDGE PEOPLE VERY WELL ---WE ARE VERY POLITICALLY EDUCATED SINCE THE 25TH OF JAN. 2011 -------------NOBODY CAN DECEIVE US ANYMORE ----ALL MASKS ARE REVEALED.
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