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Mubarak-era tourism minister Garana acquitted in 2016 illicit gains case

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 Nov 2017
Egypt's former minister of tourism Zohair Garana (Photo: Ahram)
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A Cairo criminal court acquitted on Wednesday Mubarak-era minister of tourism and businessman Zoheir Garana and in a 2016 case where he and his family were charged with illicitly gaining nearly EGP 19 million during his tenure as minister from 2005 to 2011. 

The prosecution can still appeal the court's decision.

In February, the Court of Cassation overturned a March 2014 five-year prison sentence against Garana in another case where he was convicted of corruption and violating auction laws when buying land at the Gamsha resort in Ain Sohkna.

Garana is standing trial in a third case over issuing licenses to establish tourism companies in violation of ministerial regulations.

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