The judge of the court of Sidi Mhamed delivered his verdict on Wednesday 1 July in the case of Ali Haddad, imposing on the latter a heavy sentence of 18 years in prison, while the two former Prime Ministers, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of one million dinars.
Ali Haddad is also sentenced to pay a fine of 8 million dinars followed by the seizure of his property.
The judge also sentenced Ali Haddad’s brothers Haddad Mohamed, Haddad Meziane, Haddad Rebbouh, and Haddad Sofiane to 4 years imprisonment and a fine of 8 million dinars with the seizure of their property.
In the case of the former Minister of Public Works, Amar Ghoul, the judge sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment followed by a fine of 1 million dinars. In addition, former ministers Abdelakder Kadi, Boudjemaa Telai and Amara Benyounes, they were sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 500 thousand dinars each.
As for the former ministers of industry, Youcef Yousfi and Mahdjoub Bedda, the judge sentenced them to two years imprisonment and a fine of 500 thousand dinars. While Abdelghani Zaalane, former Minister of Public Works, was sentenced to three years in prison.
The judge also sentenced in this case the former Minister of Industry, Abdessalem Bouchouareb, who is on the run abroad, to 20 years in prison and a fine of one million dinars followed by an international arrest warrant.
As a reminder, the businessman and boss of the ETRHB group, Ali Haddad was prosecuted on several charges including obtaining privileges, advantages and public contracts in violation of the law, squandering of public funds, abuse of office, conflict of interest and corruption in the conclusion of public contracts.