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Egypt’s ex PM jailed for corruption

 

A court in Cairo sentenced Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in prison and to pay a fine of nine million Egyptian pounds ($1.5 million).

Nazif, who was Prime Minister from 2004 until last year's uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, was accused of abusing his post to make illegal gains.

He is one of several Mubarak-era senior officials on trial. He was arrested months after leaving his job in January 2011, shortly before President Hosni Mubarak stood down.

Nazif was close to business circles and was viewed as the architect of economic liberalization in Egypt.

 

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