Egypt Puts Former Auditor on Trial Over Corruption Claim

From BBC News

Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after highlighting government corruption, has gone on trial accused of spreading "false news."

Hisham Geneina was fired in March, soon after estimating corruption cost Egypt $67.6bn (£46.3bn) over four years.

Mr Geneina said the figure was based on an exhaustive study, but a presidential commission concluded that he had misled the public with "foreign" help.

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