Egypt jails Mubarak aide for graft

2012-05-27 17:29
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 $6m on charges of making illegal gains.

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 11 February 2011.

The verdict is due on June 2.

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