Ex-parliamentarian sentenced to 4 yrs, 100K EGP fine over bribery
Former parliamentarian Hamdy al-Fakharany - YOUM7

CAIRO: Former parliamentarian Hamdy al-Fakharany was sentenced to four years in jail and fined 100, 000 EGP ($12,780) Wednesday over charges of profiteering and bribery, Youm7 reported.

Fakharany is known for having filed several lawsuits exposing corruption before the January 2011 uprising; he was arrested on Sep. 8 for allegedly demanding a 5 million EGP ($641,000) bribe in return for dropping a lawsuit he had filed earlier against a businessman named Samuel Thabet, Youm7 reported.

Fakharany has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Thabet to claim back land which the latter had bought in 2009 from the Nile Cotton Ginning Company.

The Attorney General has imposed a media gag order on the case, limiting further coverage of the issue to official statements by prosecution.

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