Haddad Secured Construction Of section Of East-West Motorway With Verbal Instructions !
The investigating judge at the criminal division specialized in the fight against financial and economic crime at the Sidi M’hamed court, has opened a new corruption file concerning the detained businessman “Ali Haddad”.
The name of Ali Haddad has returned in another judicial file in connection with two former officials, indeed, the investigating judge near the criminal pole specializing in the fight against financial and economic crime at the court of Sidi M’hamed has opened a new investigation charging the businessman along with the former ministers of transport and public works, Abdelkader Kadi and Ammar Ghoul, Boudjemaa Talei as well as 10 other defendants.
The accused in this case are Abdelkader Kadi in his capacity as former Wali or Governor of Ain Defla, and Amar Ghoul, as former minister of transport and public works.
The two former officials were heard by the judge in charge of the case on Sunday as part of the ongoing legal proceedings.
The case also implicates several employees of the Algerian road works company Altro, several employees of Ali Haddad’s Etrhb as well as his boss, and no less than 27 employees and a senior official of Altro.
The charge was also brought against former directors of public works in the wilaya of Ain Defla, namely (K.A.A.) and (P.M.), who are currently in custody.
The investigation also concerns the head of development and the basic facilities of Altro (B.Kh) as well as the general manager of the company Altro Skikda, and (P.M.).
A project that dates back to 2009
The case concerns the contract for the construction of a section of the east-west motorway in the territory of the wilaya of Ain Defla.
Indeed, Altro had obtained the contract following the mutual agreement procedure, but on the verbal instruction of the Ministry of Public Works, between 2009 and 2013, the project was subcontracted to Ali Haddad’s Etrhb, under the pretext that Altro does not have the means required for its implementation.
The project has not been completed since Ali Haddad, the main defendant in the case, received it in 2009 up to the present day.
The defendants in this case are therefore being prosecuted for granting unjustified privileges to businessman Ali Haddad, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The defendants face heavy charges related to the granting of unjustified privileges in the field of public procurements and abuse of office.
They were also accused of conflict of interest, influence peddling, participation in the squandering of public funds and obtaining undue privileges.