July 22, 2015 / 2:00 PM / 3 years ago

Egypt court sentences Mubarak-era prime minister to five years jail

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ahmed Nazif, a former Egyptian prime minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, was sentenced to five years in jail on graft charges in a retrial on Wednesday, judicial sources said.

Ahmed Nazif attends a meeting between Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at the presidential palace in Cairo in this file October 20, 2010 photo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Nazif had previously been sentenced to three years before launching an appeal that led to the retrial. Two of Nazif’s sons, also facing re-trial on graft charges on Wednesday, were ordered to pay fines, the sources said.

Many other Mubarak-era figures have been cleared of charges in recent months.

Nazif had been acquitted on separate graft charges alongside Mubarak’s former interior minister Habib el-Adly in February.

Writing By Shadi Bushra; Editing by Toby Chopra

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