Former Egyptian assailant Mohamed Aboutrika has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax evasion.
Former Egyptian striker Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's most famous athletes, has been sentenced to a year in jail for tax evasion, according to local media.
A Cairo court on Monday condemned Omrika in absentia, reported the state al-Ahram newspaper. The former player found himself obliged to escape the tax with a profit of 710,000 Egyptian pounds (about 35,500 euros) for advertising for an alcohol-free beverage company and telecommunications company.
Omrikt's penalty can be converted into a stay if the player pays a deposit of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (about 1000 euros).
Omrika, 40, lives in Qatar today. He carried the Egyptian shirt 100 times between 2001 and 2013 (38 goals). He had contributed to his country's success in 2006 and 2008 the African Nations.