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Samir Zaher prosecuted by Cairo Court

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Posted on February 19, 2016

Samir Zaher

Former Egyptian Football Association () President Samir Zaher has been served by Cairo Court and is to spend a lengthy three year sentence in prison.

, who served as EFA president for three consecutive terms between 2002 and 2012, is one of the candidates that are planning to participate in the next EFA presidential elections.

Counselor Mohamed Abdel-Shafy made the announcement to prosecute Zaher on Thursday for issuing a check without balance.

Zaher is thought to have issued a check worth 1,700,000 Egyptian Pounds to his nephews, and in addition to the three year prison sentence, he will pay a fine of 100,000 Egyptian Pounds.

It is not the first time that a footballing figure in Egypt is prosecuted for issuing false checks after Mohamed Zidan was sentenced to six years for a similar reason.

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