CAIRO: The disciplinary council of judges ruled Saturday to refer former Attorney General Talaat Abdullah to retirement over charges of planting surveillance cameras and spying devices at the headquarters of the general prosecution in the Supreme Court, reported Youm7.
Investigations have been ongoing in the eavesdropping case by the Attorney General’s office, in which the defendant admitted he had mandated his deputy to plant cameras at his office, after receiving information from Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim that he had been targeted for assassination.
In June 2013, the court invalidated Abdullah’s appointment as Attorney General, after which he served as a president at the Cairo Court of Appeal until he was referred to disciplinary council for the current case, which started Dec. 29, 2013.
Saturday’s verdict refers him to retirement; his assistant deputy Hassan Yassin will retain his position as a judge.
Abdullah replaced Abdel Maguied Mahmoud as Attorney General in November 2012, after an appointment by Mohamed Morsi.