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Former tax, customs heads on trial over wasting public money.

By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 19 August 2017: Former heads of the Tax and Customs Authorities were summoned to an urgent trial on Sunday by the chairman of the Administrative Prosecution Authority, Rashida Fathallah, on charges of squandering public funds. The defendants are accused of wasting LE 32 million ($ 1.8 million) of public money. The list of accusations includes taking money without authority under the guise of the authority or rewards from customs tariffs. The Administrative Prosecution Authority issued an order to form a committee of senior financial inspectors at the Ministry of Finance to work in the case. The Administrative Prosecution also stressed the necessity of complying with the laws and regulations governing the disbursement of bonuses and incentives to employees. They also stressed alerting all administrative bodies not to use or assign work to any persons not employed by them. They also do not want them to participate in committees.

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Date:Aug 19, 2017
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