Egyptian pleads guilty to abusing NY hotel maid

By REUTERS
June 24, 2011 23:26

 
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NEW YORK - A former Egyptian banker pleaded guilty in a New York court on Friday to a criminal charge that he sexually abused a hotel maid and now faces a multimillion dollar civil suit in connection with the case.

Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, 74, a former chairman of the Bank of Alexandria and the Egyptian American Bank, was sentenced to one year probation after doing five days community service.

He was arrested in late May on charges of abusing the maid when she delivered tissues to his room at the Pierre Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The maid, Doris Offei, also on Friday filed a civil lawsuit against Omar in Manhattan federal court asking for $5 million in damages for the assault.

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