Morsi-era minister sentenced to 3 years for fraud
Mohamed Mahsoub - YOUM7

CAIRO: Nasr City Misdemeanor Court sentenced Mohamed Mahsoub, Mohamed Morsi’s former minister for legal and parliamentarian affairs, to three years in jail Wednesday for fraud, Youm7 reported.

Mahsoub, who was sentenced in absentia, was also ordered to pay a fine of EGP 10,000 ($1,500) for allegedly embezzling $200,000 from a Saudi businessman who was in a legal dispute with the Egyptian government.

Mahsoub, a law professor at Menoufia University, was one of the founders of the Wasat Party, a moderate Islamist party which supported Morsi’s regime.

Mahsoub was also the head of the drafting committee and a member of the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting Egypt’s 2012 constitution.

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