Court clears Egyptian businessman Mohamed Abul-Enein of graft charges

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Apr 2017

Giza Criminal Court، headed turned down on Sunday the lawsuit against the renowned Egyptian businessman Mohamed Abul-Enien over illicit gains claim.

The court abided by the Illicit Gains Authority ruling، and dismissed the appeal issued by the Public Prosecution against Abul-Enien، and others.

The case was first brought to court when a number of allegations were made against Abul-Enein in 2012 (during the rule of the Muslim Broherhood), the Authority of Illicit Gains then decided to freeze his assets، and the assets of his family members.

Theinvestigating bodies have denied all the claims against Abul-Enein، subsequently; a ruling was issued shelving the lawsuit for the lack of evidence.

The businessman and current honorary president of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament Mohamed Abul-Enein then accused the Brotherhood of attempting to defame him both morally and financially.

Abul-Enien said that after a year and a half، the investigation bodies verified the  accusations against him، and that he was cleared.

In remarks to "Ala Masolity" (On my responsibility) show، aired on the privately-owned Sada al-Balad satellite channel، Abul-Enien said that all charges against him were fabricated.

“I remained silent waiting acquittal of the  judiciary، a decision was issued (later) by Chairman of the Illicit Gains to reject all complaints against me.”

"I got lands where I founded factories and I did not sell even one meter of it. I do not have any assets outside Egypt، and all my investments are to serve the country."

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