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13 govt officials held on fraud charges

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13 govt officials held on fraud charges

corruption 2The Attorney General Office (AGO) has detained 13 employees of the Ministry of Finance and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on charges of embezzling 25 millions afs.

The employees, including three directors, were arrested on Saturday morning in Kabul, Anti-Corruption Director at AGO Abubakar Rafi told Pajhwok Afghan News, without revealing the detainees’ names.

He said the 25 million afs had been allocated for the implementation of small projects in certain districts across the country last year, but the accused faked bills to siphon off the money.

A spokesman for the finance ministry, Wahidullah Ghazikhel, confirmed that several employees of the ministry had been held by the prosecutor’s office. However, he did not divulge further details.



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