Algeria's ex-finance minister questioned in corruption case: state TV

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News ID: 40749
Publish Date: 18:49 - 16 June 2019
TEHRAN, Jun 16 - Algeria's former finance minister Karim Djoudi appeared before the Supreme Court on Sunday to face questions about corruption accusations, state television reported.

Algeria's ex-finance minister questioned in corruption case: state TVTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He has not been charged but joins a series of senior figures associated with former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to face investigations since protests broke out this year demanding the departure of the ruling elite.

The channel later said Mourad Eulmi, the head of the Algerian family-owned firm SOVAC which runs an assembly plant with Germany’s Volkswagen AG, was questioned in another court in Algiers about corruption accusations.

Eulmi was arrested by police last week. The TV reports did not give any more details about Djoudi and Eulmi's cases and there was no immediate statement from the men or any lawyer representing them.

The hearings came days after the Supreme Court ordered the detention of ex-prime ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal, as well as former trade minister Amara Benyounes for "dissipation of public funds and awarding illegal privileges".

The army is now the main player in Algerian politics after Bouteflika stepped down two months ago and its chief of staff Ahmed Gaed Salah has urged the judiciary to speed up the prosecution of people suspected of involvement in corruption cases.

Source: Reuters

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