Prosecutor General receives corruption case involving STO Managing Director

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has forwarded a case to the Prosecutor General (PG) concerning the case of the Managing Director of the State Trading Organisation (STO) Ali Shahid, reports Sun Online.

It is alleged that Shahid used a corporate credit card inappropriately to pay for the medical treatment of a younger sibling.

The commission, it is reported, noted that the misuse occurred before the STO board stated that cards could be used in personal emergencies.

Shahid is alleged to have defended his use of the card under the STO’s loan provisions for medical treatments although the ACC claim he did not request this loan first.

Last month the ACC sent the PG a case concerning former Chairman of STO Farooq Umar after it was alleged he accepted a $19,000 (MVR292,800) from a Sri Lankan company.

Farooq also stands accused of using an STO corporate credit card for personal items.