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The court convicted Ismail Serrag Eddin of squandering public funds. The verdict, reported Tuesday by Egyptian media, can be appealed.
The case started when employees accused Serrag Eddin of wasting some 20 million Egyptian pounds when he appointed top advisers with hefty salaries and privately traveled abroad at the expense of the library.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s prosecutor general filed corruption charges against four former CEOs of the country’s largest newspaper Al Ahram and referred them to a criminal court.