Fes council clerk sentenced to 6 months in prison for influence peddling

Fez, Morocco – On Wednesday, 26 June 2024, the Appeals Chamber of the Financial Crimes Court in Fez sentenced Sofiane Derissi, clerk of the Fez Community Council, to six months in prison on charges of abuse of influence.

The judgement comes as part of an extensive investigation by the judicial authorities into an alleged corruption network involved in the manipulation of contracts and deals within the Fez Community.

The case is part of broader efforts by Moroccan authorities to combat corruption and promote transparency in local administrations. The case has generated considerable interest in the city, as it is seen as a test of how serious the government is about tackling corruption at the local level.

From the website: Fez News

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