Deputy Governor of Alexandria Arrested on Charges of Bribery

Via: Egypt Independent

The Deputy Governor of Alexandria – Soad Al Kholy – has been arrested this morning under five different charges of bribery.


According to Al-Ahram and Egypt Independent, Kholy received bribes from five different businessmen. The bribes amount to approximately 1 million EGP; the bribes were not paid in cash, they were paid in golden artifacts. Kholy was arrested, alongside her five accomplices.


Via: Egypt Independent


The ACA has affirmed that Kholy was receiving those bribes, in exchange for having Kholy override decisions pertaining to the demolition of certain buildings/facilities owned by the businessmen, and constructed on illegally acquired territory.


Had this corruption scheme been successful, the five businessmen would have been exempt from paying fines amounting up to a total of 10 million EGP. The arrest warrant was issued by Egypt’s General Prosecutor – Nabil Sadek – after his office confirmed the validity of the charges (and the related evidence) presented by the ACA, against Kholy and her accomplices.



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