Mubarak’s chief of staff offers LE1.8 mn settlement for illicit gains

Former president Hosni Mubarak’s chief of staff has offered to pay LE1.8 million in settlements for illicit gain charges.
Zakariya Azmy has offered the money to avoid prosecution for illegally siphoning it during his 50 years in public service said his lawyer, Gamil Saeed.
According to Saeed, an initial report by the Justice Ministry’s Illicit Gain Authority set the amounts taken by Azmy at LE38 million, but subsequent investigations concluded that the exact amount was LE1.8 million.
The Court of Cassation turned down an earlier Cairo Criminal Court ruling that sentenced Azmy to seven years and a fine of LE36.367 million, ordering a retrial.
In 2015, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the illicit gain laws which allow people to give back illegally seized funds in return for dropping charges.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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