Egyptian Businessman Jailed for Selling Expired Chocolate Cake
A wealthy Egyptian businessman and four colleagues who conspired to sell 28 tons of chocolate cake that had passed its expiry date on the Egyptian and Lebanese markets were jailed for up to five years Tuesday, court sources said.
A Cairo state security court sentenced Ashraf Quweiri, owner of the Overseas Co. for Food Products, and his exports director to five years in prison for bribing public officials and forging documents with a view to fobbing off cakes that had passed their sell-by date, reported the Daily Star, citing media reports.
Presiding Judge Hussein Abdel-Aziz handed the three other defendants between six months and three years in jail.
Twelve tons of the offending product were shipped to Lebanon, while 16 tons made their way onto the Egyptian market after the accused failed in an attempt to export them to Saudi Arabia, court sources said – Albawaba.com
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