14 September 2012. An Egyptian court has convicted a former prime minister, Ahmed Nazif, on corruption charges and sentenced him to three years in prison and also fined him 4.5 million Egyptian pounds, or about $750,000. He was charged with illegally amassed a fortune of 64 million Egyptian pounds, or $10.5 million. Nazif lead the government of President Hosni Mubarak from 2004, until the Mubarak-regime was toppled during a popular uprising in February 2011. Nazif is already serving a seven-year term for his role in awarding contracts for supplying new car license plates without going through legal procedures. He is to serve the longer sentence. Mubarak is serving a life sentence for failing to prevent the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that forced him out of office.