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.