Former Interior Minister Habib Al Adli, one of the most hated members of Mr. Mubarak’s administration because of the brutality of his police force, was sentenced to five years and former finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali received 10 years.
The three were charged with misusing public funds and unlawful gains valued at 92 million Egyptian pounds ($15 million), the official said.
They were fined that sum and must return the same amount to the state, judicial sources told Reuters. Mr. Boutros Ghali and Mr. Adli were fined another 100 million, the sources said.
Several years ago, Egypt changed the format of its number plates. The men ministers, along with a German businessman, were accused of profiteering from a deal to import the new format, which they bought directly without a public tender as laid down by the law.
This is the first conviction to result in a jail term for Mr. Nazif, who was highly regarded by many investors for driving market liberalization measures that helped boost economic growth to about an annual 7 percent before the global financial crisis.
Mr. Adly has already been sentenced to 12 years, then five years on corruption charges, and Mr. Boutros Ghali was sentence to 30 years in a separate case.
The trials are part of a broad probe into corruption by the country’s new military rulers who took power after president Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising in February.
An administrative court fined Mr. Mubarak, Mr. Nazif and Mr. Adli 540 million pounds in May for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests in January.
(Sara Ghasemilee, a senior editor at Al Arabiya English, can be reached at: sara.ghasemilee@mb