File: Former Egyptian Tourism Minister Zuheir Garana (R) and steel tycoon and prominent ruling party leader Ahmed Ez (L) sit in a metal cage as they appear in the Cairo Criminal Court in Cairo, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo)
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An Egyptian court Thursday dropped a yearslong case and lifted a travel ban against steel tycoon Ahmed Ezz, who was sentenced to 37 years in prison in 2013 for profiteering and squandering public funds, judicial sources said.Ezz, the former owner of Ezz Steel Co, was charged after Egypt's 2011 popular uprising with using his position as a leading official in former President Hosni Mubarak's dissolved National Democratic Party to make illegitimate gains of about 5 billion Egyptian pounds.
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