Egypt sentences Mubarak aide to 7 years in jail for graft

May 27, 2012 16:14

CAIRO - A Cairo criminal court on Sunday sentenced ousted President Hosni Mubarak's former chief of staff to seven years in jail and fined him 36.4 million Egyptian pounds ($6 million) on charges of making illegal gains, the state news agency MENA said.

Zakaria Azmi has been held since April 2011 on charges of amassing wealth unlawfully. He is among several officials from Mubarak's administration detained on corruption and other charges.Mubarak, 84, is also under investigation for graft, abuse of power and ordering the killing of protesters during the 18-day uprising that ousted him on Feb. 11, 2011. The verdict is due on June 2.

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