Today, Sunday, the Southern District 23 of the Criminal Court of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, announced the postponement of the trial of former Finance Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali in the case known in the media as “metal plates.”
The government department decided to postpone Youssef Ghali’s trial to the next March 28 session, with the aim of arresting and bringing the accused.
Earlier, the Criminal Court sentenced Youssef Boutros to 10 years imprisonment “in absentia”, and Ahmed Nazif, the former Egyptian Prime Minister, to one year in prison with suspended execution, and sentenced Habib Al-Adly, the former Minister of Interior, to 5 years imprisonment, and to one year in prison. , Suspended “in absentia” of the German accused, Helment Jung-Paul, the legal representative of the German company “Ouch”.
While the Court of Cassation ruled on February 24, 2015, to annul the criminal ruling issued in July 2011, punishing Nazif and Al-Adli, and re-try them again, to be acquitted from the court of return, and the German accused, Helment Jung-Paul, was acquitted of the charges against him, after re-entry Try him too.
For its part, the Public Prosecution charged the former Minister of Finance with the accusation of crimes of aggression against public money, intentional damage to it, with a value of about 20 million Egyptian pounds, and forgery in official documents, due to obtaining the approval of the former Prime Minister, Ahmed Nazif, to contract with a company ThreeM Egypt Trading Ltd., at the agency of “Excel Systems”, has agreed on a deal to supply 45 million “coupons” books as part of the project to develop the method of distributing “butane” cylinders, through printed “coupons”, with a total amount of 28 million and 536 thousand pounds.