Egypt’s wheat corruption scandal takes down embattled supply minister

by Eric Knecht and Maha El Dahan

Egypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi attends the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt March 14, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Egypt’s Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi attends the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt March 14, 2015.  Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Parliamentarians who formed a fact-finding commission to investigate the fraud have said upwards of 2 million tons, or 40 percent of the locally procured crop, may be missing.