PM acquitted in electric company case
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab was acquitted on charges related to damaged power lines by the Arab Contractors Company, where Mahlab served as CEO for more than 10 years before becoming minister of housing, Youm7 reported.

Mahlab appealed the initial 2013 verdict, which sentenced him to six months in prison and a 500 EGP fine, due to the accusation to the company that it had damaged a power line in October 6 City during one of its works.

Mahlab became CEO of the company in 2001, following a career with the Arab Contractors that started in 1972, until he became minister of housing in 2013. The company is one of the leading construction companies in the Egypt and the Middle East, usually taking big national projects inside the country.

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