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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Former Bibliotheca Alexandrina Director sentenced to three years and a half in prison

An Alexandria misdemeanors court sentenced former Bibliotheca Alexandrina director Ismail Serageldin to three and a half years in prison for allegedly squandering EGP 20 mn in government money, AMAY reports. Serageldin is being accused by Bibliotheca staff members of awarding contracts for library projects to friends by direct order and using library funds to finance luxury cars and private trips. The former director announced on his Facebook page that he would be appealing the verdict, denying the charges against him.

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