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  • Wednesday ,19 December 2012
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Egypt court cancels 5-year verdict against Mubarak era housing minister

by Ahram Online

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Wednesday ,19 December 2012

Egypt court cancels 5-year verdict against Mubarak era housing minister

Egypt's Court of Cassation on Tuesday cancelled a verdict incriminating Mubarak era Minister of Housing Ahmed El-Maghrabi for squandering and profiteering from public funds, state news agency, MENA, reported.

In May 2011, El-Maghrabi was sentenced to five years in prison and fined for his part in an illegal land deal.‎
 
El-Maghrabi was found guilty of arranging the illegal sale of land to businessman Mounir Ghabbour, who later received a one-year suspended sentence.
 
Both were found guilty of wasting public funds and ordered to return a total of LE72 million ($12.6 million) to the state.
 
The Cassation Court ordered the retrial of the two defendants in front of a different criminal court.