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Court Convicts Mubarak-Era Officials Of Corruption


Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (right) meets with his Iraqi counterpart, Nuri al-Maliki, in Cairo in December 2009.

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (right) meets with his Iraqi counterpart, Nuri al-Maliki, in Cairo in December 2009.

An Egyptian court has convicted a Mubarak-era prime minister and two cabinet ministers of corruption and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail.

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence.

Former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly was given a five-year jail term.

El-Adly is already serving a 12-year term after being convicted of corruption charges in a separate case.

Former Finance Minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali was tried in absentia and received 10 years.

The three were found guilty of "illegal profiting" in the manufacture and sale of new car license plates introduced last year.

compiled from agency reports
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