Egyptian ex-minister jailed 15 years over Israel gas deal
“The Cairo criminal court sentenced former oil minister Sameh Fahmi and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem to 15 years in prison each over the (Israel) gas deal,” the source told AFP.
They were accused “of exporting gas to Israel at below market value” undermining the interests of Egypt, the source added.
Five former high ranking officials from the oil and gas authority received jail sentences raging from three to 10 years on similar charges, the source added.
The military rulers who took over power in Egypt after veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak was ousted by massive streets protests in February 2011 launched sweeping probe into corruption.