ALGIERS – The Criminal Pole specializing in the fight against financial and economic crime at the tribunal of Sidi M’hamed (Algiers) adjourned, Monday, for the third time in a row, the trial of the former Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Imane Houda Faraoun, to October 11 at the request of the defense collective due to the absence of translators.
Placed in pre-trial detention at the Koléa penitentiary, Imane Houda Faraoun is being prosecuted for charges linked to corruption, including the squandering of public funds, the granting of undue privileges and abuse of office.
Several officials from the ministry and public enterprises in the Post and Telecommunications sector are also involved in this affair during the period of management by Imane Houda Feraoun.
The investigation revealed that the minister and her team had violated applicable laws. The minister and her staff acted against the public interest when Algeria Telecom entered into an agreement with international economic concessionaires for the “FTTH” broadband telephone line.