- Middle East/North Africa
Several top officials who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak accepted bribes in the form of gifts from the National Development Bank chairman, according to a former bank employee.
Mohamed Hassan Gharib filed the report claiming the bank chairman sent bribes in the form of gifts from the bank's assets to former Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and former Ministers of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy, Agriculture Amin Abaza and International Cooperation Fayza Abouelnaga during Mubarak's tenure. The former bank employee reportedly included documents from the bank and the Central Auditing Authority supporting his claims.
Prosecutor General Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah has referred the report to the first attorney general for the East Cairo Prosecution.
President Mohamed Morsy last month replaced Mahmoud with Abdallah as part of a declaration that expanded the president's powers, sparking ongoing protests.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm