ALGIERS- The Attorney General at the Court of Algiers requested, Thursday afternoon, a 10-year prison sentence against former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, prosecuted along with several executives for corruption in the case of the Metidji group.
The Attorney General has requested the same sentence against the former Chief of Protocol at the Presidency of the Republic, Mokhtar Reguieg.
The General Prosecutor’s Office requested the same sentence (10 years in prison) against the CEO of the Hocine-Mansour Metidji group, and 8 years against his son Yacine.
In the same case, a sentence of 5 years in prison was requested against the former minister, Abdelkader Kadi and the former chief of staff of the Prime Ministry, Mustapha Abdelkrim Rahiel, and 3 years in prison against the former ministers Abdelwahab Nouri, Abdelkader Bouazgui, Abdelghani Zaalane and Boudjemaa Talaï, of the businessman Ali Haddad and the former wali of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh.
Sentences ranging from 2 to 3 years in prison were requested by the General Prosecutor’s Office against the other defendants, in addition to the confiscation of all their movable and immovable property and their bank accounts.
The defendants are prosecuted, among other things, for granting undue advantages, hidden financing of the electoral campaign, abuse of office and squandering of public funds.
As a reminder, the economic and financial penal pole of the tribunal of Sidi M’hamed (Algiers) sentenced, at the end of January, the former Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal to 5 years in prison and the former Chief of Protocol to the Presidency of the Republic, Mokhtar Reguieg to 6 years in prison, while the former CEO of the Metidji group, Mansour Metidji was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
A 3-year prison sentence was pronounced against the former chief of staff of the Prime Ministry, Mustapha Abdelkrim Rahiel.
The former Wali of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh, the former Minister of Transport and Public Works, Abdelghani Zaalane, and the former chief of staff of the Prime Ministry, Amrani Hafnaoui were acquitted.