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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday sacked Egypt’s top auditor who had stirred controversy by publicly concluding that government corruption had cost the country billions of dollars.
Hesham Geneina came under heavy fire from senior officials and pro-government media after he alleged widespread graft in newspaper interviews at the end of last year.
Sisi appointed a presidential commission that quickly concluded that Geneina had misled the public by saying corruption had cost 600 billion Egyptian pounds (about $76 billion) over a four-year period.
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