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CAIRO - 11 June 2019: Chairwoman of the Public Prosecution Authority Amani al-Rafey referred on Monday 22 senior officials to speedy trial for not collecting LE1.304 billion ($78 million) from lessees of a number of beaches in Alexandria.
The defendants include three former general secretaries of the Alexandria Municipal Authority, the general manager of financial affairs at the authority, head of central revenues department, former heads of the financial and financial affairs departments, head of contracts and purchasing department, chairman of the Central Department of Tourism and Summer Resorts.
This is in addition to four former chairmen of the State Property Protection Agency, head of properties department at the agency in Alexandria, engineer of properties department at the agency in Alexandria, three accountant at the agency in Alexandria, head of the financial department at the agency in Alexandria, a tax collector at the Real Estate Tax Directorate, and a tax inspector at the directorate.
The lessees include 43 resorts, some social and sports clubs, and cabin owners among others. Administrative hold has been imposed on those. As a result, LE60 million ($3.6 million) have been collected until now.