An Algerian television station close to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s family reports that five senior Algerian army officers have been jailed after appearing before a magistrate on corruption charges.
Ennahar TV says the major-generals — three former military region heads, a former gendarme head and the Defense Ministry’s financial services chief — faced charges Sunday of “illicit enrichment” and “use of a senior officer’s function for personal purposes.”
A security services official confirmed the information to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.
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