Egypt arrests head of Egyptian Tax Authority over bribery charges

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Jan 2020

Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (ACA) on Friday arrested head of the Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) Abdel Azeem Hussein red-handed while receiving a bribe from private accountants dealing with the Authority. 

Egypt’s finance minister Mohamed Maait mandated deputy tax authority chief, Reda Abdel Qader, as the acting head of the authority temporarily on Saturday.

Maait stressed that “no one is above the law and there is no cover-up on corruption,” according to a statement by the finance ministry.

All legal measures against Hussein were taken by the Supreme State Security Prosecution. 

Prosecutor General Hamada El Sawy ordered the State Security Prosecution to investigate into the bribery case of head of the Egyptian Tax Authority. 

The Administrative Control Authority, the state body responsible for enforcing laws and regulations within state bodies, has been waging a national campaign on corruption in recent years.



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