The Jordan Times – ACC refers 11 cases to attorney general

ACC refers 11 cases to attorney general

by Khaled Neimat | Jan 08, 2012 | 23:44

AMMAN — The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday said it has completed investigation into 12 cases of suspected corruption and financial or administrative violations, and referred 11 of them to the attorney general.

Also yesterday, the commission froze the assets of the public shareholding company Beit Al Mal Saving and Investment for Housing, including its multimillion Mega Mall project in eastern Amman, according to an ACC statement made available to The Jordan Times yesterday.

The decision came after the ACC completed its preliminary investigation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Companies Control Department, into allegations of corruption in the company.

Meanwhile, the ACC referred Fakhri Momani, the head of the Junaid Municipal Council, to the Attorney General Department after finding that he and other members of the council were allegedly behind the JD1.3 million overdraft in the municipality’s account at the Cities and Villages Development Bank.

The commission also referred former mayor of Zarqa Mohammed Mousa Al Ghweiri and members of the Zarqa Municipal Council to the prosecution over financial and administrative violations.

According to a source in the ACC, the Zarqa officials had approved an agreement with an investor allowing him to build and operate stores in the city without the official agreement from the minister of municipal affairs, which is a violation of regulations governing municipalities.

A former director of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Purchasing Department, whose name was not divulged, was also referred to the attorney general for purchasing materials that were similar in nature several times in one day, violating GAM’s purchasing regulations.

The remaining cases included forgery of official documents or identity theft in addition to bribes.

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