Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Egyptian ex-minister cleared of accusations of corruption

Faruq Hosni, who was Egypt's culture minister for more than two decades under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, was cleared on Saturday of corruption charges, a judicial source said. A criminal court in the Giza suburb of Cairo "found Faruq Hosni not guilty on charges of corruption and illegal enrichment," the source said. In September, state media reported that he had been accused of illegally acquiring 18 million Egyptian pounds (nearly $3 million). Hosni was also accused of "abuse of power in the exercise of his duties".

AFP, ' Egypt ex-minister cleared of graft: judicial source', Jan 5 2013

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