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Senior Yemeni officials prosecuted on corruption charges

National Yemen

Ahmed Al-Anesi, Chairman of Supreme Anti-Corruption Board

By: NY Staff

The Supreme Anti-Corruption Board headed by Ahmed Mohammed Al-Anesi has decided to prosecute the board directors of a state-owned enterprise in Aden governorate on charges of corruption. The decision also included the planned prosecution of supervising engineers for a public tourist investment project.

The charges included crimes against the state’s interests, the facilitation of public funds seizures, the use of counterfeited official documents, and taxes and customs evasion. The anti-corruption board did not reveal the names of either the enterprise or the officials to be prosecuted. However, the board also spoke about further a review and investigation of charges against the company. According to Sheba News Agency, related losses in public funds amounted to around $15 million.