Cairo court sentences 'Curcumin Doctor' to two and a half years in prison

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Feb 2022

A Cairo misdemeanor court sentenced on Sunday pharmacist Ahmed Aboul-Nasr to two and a half years in prison for fraud, impersonating a doctor, managing an unlicensed hospital and pharmacy, and selling unauthorised herbs and medicine.

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The court also fined Aboul-Nasr EGP 250,000 (around $16,000), Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Pharmacist Ahmed Aboul-Nasr, also known as the ‘Curcumin Doctor’, was arrested on Saturday while he was on his way home in Sheikh Zayed.

Prior to his arrest, Aboul-Nasr had recently appeared in many televised ads promoting his products, with many viewers taking to social media to accuse him of promoting drugs of unknown origin that are not approved by medical authorities.

The country’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) previously filed a report against him for broadcasting content on unlicensed satellite channels.

Sunday's verdict can still be appealed.

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