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Egypt's former information minister bailed for LE5000

Mubarak's information minister is bailed in Cairo; investigations to continue

Ahram Online, Wednesday 9 Jan 2013
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Mubarak-era information minister Anas El-Fiqi was bailed Wednesday in Cairo Criminal Court pending further investigations. 

El-Fiqi, accused of corruption, was released at the end of December as he overpassed a provisional detention period of 18 months. El-Fiqi was detained 22 February 2011, shortly after Mubarak's ouster.
 
In September 2012, El-Fiqi was given a seven-year prison sentence for squandering some LE1.8 million (roughly $230,000) in public funds via the government-run Egyptian Radio and Television Union.
 
On 17 December, the Court of Cassation found El-Fiqi not guilty, but Prosecutor-General Judge Talaat Abdullah filed an appeal against the verdict.
 
El-Fiqi served as Mubarak's information minister from 2004 to 12 February 2011, resigning the day after Mubarak stepped down.
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