The Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday set 27 December to review the Illicit Gains Authority’s decision to freeze former Tourism Minister Zoheir Garana and his family’s assets.
The court said that the IGA has discovered more properties owned by the suspect that were not included in the authority’s initial order and adjourned the session one day in order to review additional documents.
Former IGA head Assem al-Gohary had referred Garana to court for allegedly amassing wealth illegally.
Garana is also accused of abusing his power to the advantage of companies he owned. The IGA said that he possesses 12 villas, plots of land, and wealth inside and outside the country.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-YoumTags: Cairo Criminal Court, tourism minister, 27 December, illicit gains, Tourism Minister Zoheir Garana, Al-Masry Al-Youm Court