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The former head of the state-run internet provider, who was on trial for corruption and squandering of public funds, was acquitted Thursday due to a lack of evidence.Beirut Investigative Judge Fadi Oneissi closed the case of former Ogero head Abdel-Moneim Youssef citing a "lack of evidence," a judicial source told The Daily Star.Youssef's acquittal was the latest development in Lebanon's illegal internet scandal, which has ensnared over a dozen suspects, including MTV Lebanon CEO Michel Gabriel Murr.Four large-scale illegal networks were discovered: one in Zaarour, another in Oyoun al-Siman and two more in the Dinnieh district and Faqra.In September 2016, Lebanon's Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim charged MTV Lebanon CEO Murr with embezzlement for his alleged involvement in the Zaarour network.
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