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Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds life sentence for judge convicted for bribery

The judge was arrested with a bribe of EGP 250,000 in return for mitigating sentences in a number of cases

Ahram Online , Saturday 22 Feb 2020
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Egypt's Court of Cassation (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld a life sentence against a former Alexandria-based judge in a bribery case.

The court rejected a lodged appeal by the former judge against a life imprisonment term handed by a criminal court.

In 2018, the Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced the judge, who presided over the district's appeals court, to life imprisonment after arresting him red-handed with a bribe of EGP 250,000 ($16,069) in return for mitigating sentences in a number of cases.

He was dismissed from office and fined EGP 700,000.

Saturday's verdict is final and cannot be appealed. 

The case was one of the latest in a string of corruption cases brought by the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), the country's anti-corruption watchdog, against top state officials in recent years. 

Last month, the ACA arrested the head of the Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) Abdel-Azim Hussein while receiving a bribe from private-sector accountants dealing with the authority. 

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