Former parliamentarian Abdelkader Boussiri’s prison sentence increased from 5 to 8 years

The Appeals Chamber of the Fes Money Crimes Court ruled on Wednesday to increase the prison sentence of the first defendant, Abdelkader Boussiri, to 8 years, while overturning the first instance verdict that sentenced him to 5 years in prison.

The public prosecutor at the Fez Court of Appeals had previously decided to prosecute federal parliamentarian Abdelkader Boussiri and 10 others in pretrial detention on charges of committing financial and administrative violations in the Fez community.

As a result of this decision, the defendants, who were in pre-trial detention, were placed in Borghese Prison and referred directly to the Criminal Chamber of First Instance to begin their trial on October 17, 2023, on charges related to embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, and forgery.

In addition to Abdelkader Boussiri, who was removed from the position of the third deputy head of the Fez community and his membership in its collective council by an administrative decision, the people referred to preventive detention include heads of departments, employees of the Fez community and contractors, while the mayor of the city is being pursued in a state of freedom.

Source : Fes News Media

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