Retrial of Mubarak era PM Nazif, interior minister El-Adly, over license plate corruption adjourned

El-Sayed Gameleddine , Saturday 21 Sep 2013

Former premier Ahmed Nazif and former Interior minister Habib El-Adly face retrial on corruption charges also implicating former finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali

File photo: Egyptian Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (Photo: Reuters)

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the retrial of former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former interior minister Habib El-Adly on corruption charges to 27 October.  

Nazif was accused in April 2011 of awarding a LE92 million contract for the manufacture of licence plates to a German firm without putting it up for public tender as stipulated by law.

El-Adly and former finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali are being retried over the same matter.

In the original trial Nazif received a one-year suspended sentence.

The retrial was ordered after El-Adly appealed the verdict in the first trial.

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