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Algerian official accept in court to have altered investigations by abusing his power

As a rollup of the political transition in Algeria which produced the resignation of the former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, several official face corruption; money laundering and criminal cases;

Former minister of finance and ex-chief police officer Abdelghani Hamel has been under investigations and removed from his duties since 2018 given a number of allegations of misconduct and criminal activities.

For the moment, the individual was released with no comments regarding the follow up proceedings and with no further elements.

This is a prerogative of the judges after having interviewed a person of interest as per local system, with no indication on whether or not proceeds will continue.Co

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-algeria-protests-police/algerian-finance-minister-ex-police-chief-in-court-amid-graft-investigations-idUSKCN1S50MT?il=0

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