Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (ACA) issued a statement on Sunday about the latest updates concerning the case of Egyptian Tax Authority chief Abdel-Azeem Hussein, who was caught red-handed on Friday receiving a bribe from accountants who were cooperating with the ACA.
The ACA said that it had received information about corrupt dealings between some accountants and Abdel-Azeem, who abused his authority to lower taxes for financier agents in exchange for material and in-kind bribes.
Several meetings between the concerned parties were recorded after the required legal permission was obtained from Prosecutor-General Hamada El-Sawy, the ACA added.
The ACA said that the defendants pleaded guilty after they were confronted with evidence and were remanded by the supreme state security prosecution.
The ACA called on all individuals, companies, entities, and accountants who deal with Egyptian Tax Authority to provide valid information in their tax returns.