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Former agriculture minister Salah Helal will be facing his first trial session on 12 December, along with three other officials, on charges of receiving bribes, according to state-run news agency MENA.
The other suspects in the case are Helal’s assistant Mohy El-Din Mohamed, Chairman of Cairo 3A food and beverages company Ayman Gamil, and Mohamed Fouda, who had claimed he was a journalist until the Press Syndicate refuted that he was a member in an official complaint filed to the Prosecutor General on 5 September.
On 25 October, the four were referred to the criminal court as prosecution investigations upheld that Helal took advantage of his position as a public official to request bribes in return for legalising 2,500 acres of land for businessman Ayman Gamil, amid ongoing corruption at the ministry from April to September 2015, according to MENA.
The original article can be found at dailynewsegypt.com