Egyptian businessman continues to expose army corruption

September 7, 2019

The artist and businessman Mohamed Ali has continued his attack on the Egyptian regime and published new videos that reveal corruption within the army.

Mohamed Ali responded in the videos to the attack on him from the Egyptian media, especially the episode of a broadcaster close to the Egyptian security, Ahmed Moussa.

A few days ago, the Egyptian artist and businessman Mohamed Ali, owner of a contracting company that implements projects for the Egyptian army, sparked controversy in Egypt after uncovering major corruption within the army.

Mohamed Ali posted a video on his Facebook account that contained serious information about the names of senior officers involved in wasting billions of pounds, the banks’ complicity in financing projects he described as “failed,” as well as the control of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s wife in the management of presidential palaces and breaks.

The Egyptian artist broadcast these videos from his residence in the Spanish city of Barcelona, ​​where he drew a barrage of accusations against al-Sisi’s generals, and their role in stealing the money of construction companies working with the army.

Mohamed Ali said in the new videos that he left Egypt almost a year ago, and came to Egypt only once, in response to the description of broadcaster Ahmed Moussa of him as a “fugitive.”

The Egyptian artist pointed out that the son of Major General Taher Abdullah, Chairman of the Engineering Authority in the Egyptian army, bought him his Ferrari about two months ago, pointing out that his company still has dealings with the army, and that it delivered a project in the governorate of Menoufia.

He pointed out that he had previously been hosted on Ahmed Moussa’s programme, and that his channel had shown his film which deals with the issue of the illegal immigration of Egyptian youths due to poverty and the deteriorating economic conditions.

He spoke about the fact that his company Amlak built a villa for al-Sisi after his appointment as defence minister, at a cost of EGP 60 million, which didn’t include furniture.

He gave details of the incident, saying that al-Sisi came to inspect the villa with his family in the Helmieh area, despite the outbreak of violence at the end of 2012 between supporters and opponents of the late President Mohamed Morsi, and stipulated amendments during their tour. They also came periodically to preview the villa afterwards.

Mohamed Ali revealed that al-Sisi wanted five villas and a palace to stay in in the Hikestep area, in addition to tunnels under each of these buildings before changing his mind.

The Egyptian artist revealed that the engineering body gets tenders from government bodies, and implements them for itself, through branches run by officers, without paying taxes or insurance, unlike civilian companies that cannot compete with military companies.