Justice: Verdict of former SG of UGTA handed down

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ALGIERS- The Court of Algiers sentenced, on Wednesday, the former Secretary General (SG) of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA), Abdelmadjid Sidi Said, to eight (8) years in prison.

Sidi Said and his sons are being prosecuted for corruption, incitement to abuse of power and money laundering.

The same court sentenced Djamil Sidi Said to one (1) year in prison, and Hanafi Sidi Said to one (1) year suspended prison sentence.

In addition, the former Director General (DG) of Hussein Dey’s Real Estate Promotion and Management Office (OPGI), Rehaimia Mohamed, and the chairman of the board of directors of the Petroleum Workers’ Mutual Fund, Abderrazak Hasbellaoui, received a one (1)-year suspended prison sentence.

For his part, the former CEO of Mobilis, Choudar Ahmed was acquitted.

The Court of Algiers confirmed the judgment for the confiscation of all real estate and bank accounts seized in connection with this case.

Noting that the former secretary general of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA), Abdelmadjid Sidi Saïd was arrested, on the afternoon of Wednesday May 11, 2022, by the security services at his home in Saoula ( Algiers).

He was presented before the investigating judge of the Tribunal of Sidi M’hamed in Algiers who ordered his placement in pre-trial detention in the prison of El Harrach.

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