Former Egyptian finance minister gets life sentence

Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali has been sentenced to absentia to life in prison in a corruption case, a Cairo criminal court source told Reuters.

Boutros-Ghali was finance minister under former president Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in a 2011 uprising.

Boutrous-Ghali fled the country and had been convicted in absentia in 2011 in a separate graft case and sentenced to 30 years in prison.