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Mubarak's right-hand man sentenced to 7 years in jail

Zakaria Azmy gets prison sentence and is fined $6 million for illicit profiteering

Ahram Online, Sunday 27 May 2012
Zakaria Azmi
File photo: Mubarak's right-hand Zakaria Azmi (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Cairo's criminal court has sentenced ousted President Hosni Mubarak's former chief of staff to 7 years in jail on corruption charges.

Zakaria Azmy was fined LE36.5 million ($6.05m) after being found guilty of making illicit profits of some LE44 million, Ahram's Arabic-language portal said on Sunday.
A pivotal figure in Mubarak’s inner circle, Azmy was detained in April 2011 on charges of abusing his political power to accumulate profits.
The court imposed the same fine on Azmy's wife, Bahia Halawa, found guilty on the same charges. His brother-in-law, Gamal Halawa, was sentenced in absentia to a year in prison.
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