Egypt court jails former PM for 'illegal gains'

Nazif had served as Egypt's prime minister from July 2004 until January 2011

Egypt court jails former PM for 'illegal gains'

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian court on Wednesday slapped former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif with a 5-year jail term in a retrial on charges of squandering public funds during his time in office, a judicial source has said.

The court also fined Nazif 53.6 million Egyptian pounds and ordered him to repay 48.6 million pounds, the source said.

An Egyptian court had earlier ordered a retrial after accepting Nazif’s appeal against an earlier verdict jailing him for three years for illegal gains.

Nazif had served as prime minister from July 2004 until January 2011, when a popular uprising swept autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power.

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