Saturday, June 4, 2011

Condenana to 30 years in prison for former Egyptian Finance Minister

.- A former finance minister was sentenced in absentia to 30 years in prison for squandering public funds and abuse of power, reported Saturday the state news agency. Yousef Boutros-Ghali, a nephew of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, went to Egypt during the popular revolt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

Yousef Boutros-Ghali was a powerful ally's son, Gamal. The whereabouts of Boutros-Ghali. A court in Cairo sentenced to Boutros-Ghali on Saturday in two cases. In one, he pleaded guilty to possession of luxury vehicles seized by the customs authority. In the other, was convicted of abuse of power by using the state printer to produce promotional material.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $ 6 million in each case.

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