Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mubarak-era Figures Nazif, El-Adly Acquitted of Corruption 
Ahram Online
Tuesday 24 Feb 2015

Former interior minister and former prime minister found not guilty in German license plates case; El-Adly remains behind bars in a separate trial

Two prominent Mubarak-era figures, former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former interior minister Habib El-Adly, were acquitted on Tuesday of corruption charges in relation to contract to supply government cars with licence plates.

The two men were being retried by a Cairo court after a successful appeal against previous verdicts in the case.

In the original verdict Nazif received a one-year suspended sentence and El-Adly received five years in prison.

They were accused in April 2011 of awarding a LE92 million contract for the manufacture of licence plates to a German firm without conducting an open tender as stipulated by law.

Former president Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt until the 2011 revolution.

Mubarak, his two sons and many key officials associated with his ruling party have been recently acquitted of charges of murder and corruption or released due to pre-trial detention limits.

El-Adly remains in jail pending trial on separate corruption charges.

El-Adly was acquitted in November 2014 along with six of his aides and Mubarak of killing protesters in the 2011 revolution.

Nazif faces no other charges.


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