New York Times: Habib al-Adly is an adviser to the Saudi crown prince
The former Egyptian interior minister, General Habib al-Adli, is an adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the New York Times said in a report posted on its website on Thursday.

The newspaper said that the campaign of arrests of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the fight against corruption in Saudi Arabia, came after consulting from what she described as "a former Egyptian security official" accused of torture and unlawful gain in his country.

The newspaper said it wanted to get a comment from the Saudi embassy in Washington, but embassy spokeswoman Fatima Baashan refused to deny or confirm the authenticity of the news.

He is the most prominent pillar of the former regime of President Hosni Mubarak and has served as interior minister for more than 14 years.

An Egyptian court sentenced al-Adli to seven years in prison after he was convicted of taking public money in the case known as "the corruption of the Interior Ministry".

The indictment against al-Adli included the seizure of public money and intentional damage with an amount of investigation capacity of LE 1 billion and 800 million.

The facts on which the Court relied in its decision on corruption practices proved that the investigations involved the involvement of the former Egyptian Interior Minister and 12 officials of the Ministry from 2000 to 2011.

However, on March 19, 2015, another Egyptian court acquitted former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adli in the case of illegal gain, profiteering and exploitation of influence for 181 million pounds, in addition to rescinding the decisions of the seizure of his money and his family's money.

The court also dropped the charges against Habib al-Adli for profit and damage to public money in the case known as metal paintings. The case concerns metal car plates that were imported from Germany. The public prosecution said its recorded price was higher than its real price.

Al-Adli was sentenced in 2011 to five years in prison, but the Court of Cassation overturned the verdict and ordered the retrial in 2013 and was sentenced to three years in a case involving recruiting recruits to do business in his own property.

Source: The New York Times + Agencies

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