Two Algerian ministers jailed accused of embezzling donations from the emir of Kuwait to victims of terrorism – Hoy 24

Today, Wednesday, an Algerian court sentenced former Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal and former Solidarity Minister Djamel Ould Abbas, respectively, to 6 years in prison and 3 years in prison, on corruption charges, according to local media.

The sources indicated that the financial and economic penal pole of the Sidi M’hamed court in the Algerian capital imposed a sentence of 6 years in prison and a fine of one million dinars against Mohamed Loukal, who is being prosecuted for charges related to corruption. while he was general manager and director general of the External Bank of Algeria.

The court accused the agency of wasting public funds, abuse of office and granting undue privileges to others.

The former Minister of Solidarity also spent 3 years in prison and a fine of one million dinars at the same pole, after being prosecuted for embezzlement while he was in charge of the sector.

Ould Abbas was accused, according to the sources, of embezzlement and waste of public funds after verifying that sums of money were transferred from the account of the Ministry of National Solidarity, in addition to abuse of authority, money laundering and failure to declare ownership.

With the imprisonment of these two ministers, the already long list extends to former ministers, former prime ministers and high-ranking officers of the Algerian army, who were arrested in the context of important anti-corruption investigations launched after the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika under pressure from a movement unprecedented protest.