CAIRO: An Alexandria police officer was sentenced to three years in prison, an ordered he pay a 100,000 EGP ($13,100) fine for defrauding three gold traders in the Delta’s Dakahlia, Youm7 reported.
Dakahlia Misdemeanor Court also fined the officer, Mahmoud Amayem of Alexandria security directorate, 10,000 EGP in temporary civil compensation.
Public Funds Investigations Chief Fahim Mekkawi testified against Amayem as the gold traders, based in Mansoura, filed a lawsuit in February accusing the latter of promising he would procure them eight kilograms of gold at a below-market price.
The businessmen said they paid Amayem, who works at the Alexandria Security Directorate, 1.7 million EGP in cash and a check for 250,000 EGP. The estimated market price for 8 kg of gold would have been more than 2.4 million EGP.
On the agreed date, Amayem stalled on delivering the gold and refused to return the money, prompting them to report the incident to the public prosecution.
Investigations reported that Amayem has been in touch with the three persons.