TE Data employee referred to court over estimated LE60 million in illicit gains

A TE Data employee who supervises security in the company's information department has been referred to Cairo Criminal Court on accusations that he obtained LE60 million illegally by the Deputy Justice Minister for Illicit Gains Authority Affairs Adel al-Saeed.

Investigations by the authority show that the suspect abused his power as the person in charge of supervising a team in the securing information department which protects against piracy. He was revealed to have agreed with companies, inside and outside Egypt, to allow them access to the company's system networks. He also uploaded applications that facilitate circumventing voice calls illegally via the internet, at a total of 215 million minutes of call time, in a way that harmed the interests and money of the company.

Public money represents 80 percent of the company’s capital.

The authority received a report earlier from the Administrative Control Authority about the growing wealth of the suspect due to illegal actions.

The authority obtained permission to inspect the suspect’s house. Several documents were found in addition to an amount of US dollars, a bank statement showing the value of his real estate properties at LE60 million, although his salary, bonuses and benefits do not exceed LE600,000.

The authority demanded that a date be set for a court session soon, as well as holding the suspect in custody pending investigations, and freezing his assets and those of his wife and sons.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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