Bejaia’s Yugarithen Palace hotel case: Former premier Sellal acquitted

ALGIERS- Prosecuted for granting undue privileges in the Yugarithen Palace hotel case in Béjaïa, former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was acquitted, on Monday, by the criminal pole specializing in financial and economic corruption cases at the Sidi M’Hamed tribunal in Algiers.

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ALGIERS- The tribunal of Sidi M’hamed of Algiers delivered, Monday, its verdict in Yugarithen Palace case. Prosecuted for granting undue privileges in this case in Béjaïa, former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was acquitted, by the criminal pole specializing in financial and economic corruption cases at the Sidi M’Hamed tribunal.

For his part, the former Governor of Béjaïa, Zitouni Ould Salah, was, also, acquitted after being placed under judicial control.

In addition, the director of cabinet of Abdelmalek Sellal, Mustapha-Karim Rahiel, was handed down a three-year prison term, accompanied by a fine of 500,000 dinars.

The businessman, Mahmoud Laâlaoui, was sentenced to two years in prison, with a fine of 100,000 dinars.

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