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Egypt removes Habib El-Adly from Illicit Gain list

Decision came following request of former interior minister 

The Illicit Gain Authority affiliated to Egyptian Ministry of Justice removed the former interior minister of Mubarak-era Habib El-Adly, from the list of those who assets are frozen.

El-Adly and 10 others were accused of embezzling money from the interior ministry. 

The Illicit Gain Authority’s decision came after a request made by El-Adly to get his name removed from the illicit gain list after receiving a final ruling acquitting him from illicit gain charges which cannot be appealed.

Earlier, Cessation Court cancelled the seven-year prison sentence against El-Adly.

Previously, the Giza Criminal Court acquitted El-Adly in a charge of illegal gain and rescinded the decision to freeze his assets.

El-Adly and 12 of his colleagues, two of which are dead, were referred to the Criminal Court over illegally seizing funds belonging to the interior ministry during their time in office. The defendants are facing accusations of illegally obtaining EGP 3.5m. They have all been banned from travel and have had their assets, and that of their spouses, frozen.

The former minister’s corruption case began in 2012 after he was removed from his position following the 25 January Revolution in 2011.

More than 100 ministry officials were charged with corruption, all accused of accepting bribes. The court dismissed charges against at least 80 defendants in January 2016, due to a lack of criminal evidence, afterwards, their travel bans were lifted.

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