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Bouteflika’s “hidden girl” appeal trial: the verdict


#Maya, la « hidden girl #Of ex-president #Abdelaziz #Bouteflika, will no longer be rife. #Her network of former senior state officials that she forged under the ousted president has been dismantled.

#This #Thursday, the #Tipaza court delivered its verdict in this case which showed the extent of corruption during the twenty years in power of the former head of state. The main defendant, #Nechnache #Zoulikha #Chafika, known as #Ms. #Maya, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of 12 million DA with seizure of all her property.

The #Court thus confirmed the verdict pronounced in first instance by the court of #Chéraga (#Algiers) on #October 14th.

The former #Director #General of #National #Security (DGSN) #General #Abdelghani #Hamel, as well as the former #Minister of #Labor, #Mohamed #El #Ghazi, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison. The former #Minister of #Public #Works and ex-Wali of #Oran, #Abdelghani #Zaâlane, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment and a fine of one million DA.

#Eight years in prison for #Zaâlane

The two daughters of ” #Maya », #Imene and #Farah were each sentenced to 5 years in prison and a fine of 3 million DA. #In addition, #Belaid #Abdelghani and #Benaicha #Miloud were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

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#Mohamed #El #Ghazi’s son, #Chafie, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a 500,000 DA fine. #On the run, the accused #Cherifi #Mohamed was sentenced to 10 years with the launch of an international arrest warrant against him.

| #Read also: #Mrs #Maya case: what was #Bouteflika’s role?

The grievances against the accused include “ money laundering », « #Bribery », « granting undue advantages », « squandering of public funds », « inducement of public officials to grant undue advantages “#And” illicit transfer of foreign currency “. The general prosecutor’s office had requested sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years in prison against the main defendants.

#Relations with #Bouteflika

#During the trial, #Ms. #Maya was questioned about her relationship with former #President #Abdelaziz #Bouteflika. #She responded by claiming that her late father had a “#Close relationship” with #Abdelaziz #Bouteflika before the latter “ become president ».

#For their part, his two daughters noted a ” close friendly relationship #Between #Bouteflika and their grandfather for a long time when he was minister.

#Ms. #Maya questioned #Abdelaziz #Bouteflika and his private secretary #Mohamed #Roukab, affirming that they were behind the facilitations she had benefited from for the realization of her projects. #Mr. #Roukab was present as a witness at the trial.

#Admitting that she had direct contact with the former head of state, the accused denied having presented herself as #Bouteflika’s daughter.





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https://www.tsa-algerie.com/proces-de-mme-maya-la-cour-de-tipaza-rend-son-verdict/

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