Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft

An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Judge Magdi Abu Ela of the Cairo appeals court ruled Wednesday that Ahmed Nazif was absolved of the charges, which included abuse of office, and that the ruling was final and could not be appealed.

Nazif served in the Cabinet from 2004 until the 2011 uprising that forced Mubarak to step down.

Nazif was released in June 2013 because he had spent the maximum period in pre-trial detention for corruption charges. He was acquitted of charges in another graft case in February 2015.

Many Mubarak-era figures have been cleared of corruption charges.