Cairo Court sentences Mubarak-era PM to 5 years in Jail

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Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced the former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to five years in jail on graft charges in a retrial on Wednesday, judicial sources said.

Nazif, former PM under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, had previously been sentenced to three years before launching an appeal that led to the retrial.

Two of Nazif’s sons, also facing re-trial on graft charges on Wednesday, were ordered to pay fines, the sources said.

Many other Mubarak-era figures have been cleared of charges in recent months.

Nazif had been acquitted on separate graft charges alongside Mubarak’s former interior minister Habib el-Adly in February.

Source: Reuters