Three Egyptian MPs Sentenced to Ten Years in Jail for Fraud

Published June 25th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced three MPs from President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party to ten years in jail Sunday for their involvement in the country's biggest corruption scandal in 20 years. 

Another MP, Ibrahim Aglane, was handed a one year suspended sentence for his involvement in the scam in which more than 30 defendants were found to have fraudulently obtained some 470 million dollars in loans. 

Judge Nasreddin Sadeq of the state security court stripped the four MPs of their jobs in parliament, and sentenced 28 other accused to jail terms ranging between one year and 15 years in jail with hard labor – CAIRO (AFP) 

 

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