The Public Prosecutor ordered on Thursday the pre-trial detention of an official in the Constitution Drafting Assembly on charges of abusing the authorities and deliberately disposing of 6,160,264 dinars in violation of legislation for achieving illegal material benefits for himself and others.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office explained that this official deliberately opened two bank accounts inside and outside the country in violation of the controls on maintaining government accounts, making financial transfers without taking into account the rules of public funds management. 

The accused achieved illegal material benefits for others, including enabling fifty people to withdraw sums of money from the Assembly’s accounts without being part of its employment framework, in addition to handling over motor vehicles owned by the Assembly to people who did not belong to it.