A Giza criminal court sentenced on Thursday afternoon the Mubarak-era irrigation minister Mohamed Nasr Allam to seven-years in jail on corruption charges.
The court also sentenced in absentia the CEO of the Egyptian-Kuwaiti Company for Land Reclamation Ahmed Kora in the same case to seven-years in jail.
The verdict can be appealed.
Allam was found guilty of illicit profiteering and using his post in allowing the Egyptian-Kuwaiti company to use 26 thousand feddans in Giza governorate the company had formally acquired for land reclamation and farming for real estate development.
The prosecution said the violations by Allam and Kora cost the treassury EGP 37 billion.
Allam served as irrigation minister during the rule of ousted president Hosni Mubarak from March 2009 to 30 January 2011.
Investigations into the case date back to 2011 following Mubarak's ouster.