Head of Egypt's Central Auditing Agency Hisham Geneina (Photo: Al-Ahram)
A Cairo misdemeanor court has set 28 July as the date to issue its ruling in the trial of Egypt's former top auditor Hisham Geneina on charges of spreading false news.
Geneina was referred to court by high state security prosecution for spreading false news and disturbing public peace because of his statements about the cost of corruption in Egypt in recent years.
In December, the former head of the Central Auditing Organisation stated that corruption had cost the country EGP 600 billion (approx. $67.6 billion) over a four-year period.
Geneina was dismissed by a presidential decree issued in March after a committee investigating his report concluded that he had misled the public.