Algeria-The Supreme Court will soon be examining two corruption cases. In a statement published today, the official agency (APS) reveals that the Sonatrach II file as well as that of the EAST-WEST highway have been referred to the Supreme Court as part of the continuing corruption investigations and follow-up investigations that were initiated by the Algerian justice since late May.
The first case directly concerns the former Minister of Energy, Chakib Khelil, in what is commonly called the “Sonatrach II affair”. The latter is accused of having “accepted and granted improper and undue advantages” as well as of having granted unjustified privileges when signing contracts and endorsements. The former CEO of Sonatrach is also charged with “illegally obtaining profits” and “money laundering”.
With respect to the other case, the former minister of public works, Amar Ghoul is accused of having granted improper advantages, and having paid bribes. He is also being prosecuted for the misappropriation of public property and money and trading in influence.