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Egyptian army's sham 'inventor' previously convicted of fraud

An Egyptian lawyer claimed he obtained judicial evidence proving that Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, the army general who claimed the invention of a "miracle device" that would cure AIDS and Hepatitis C, had previously been convicted of fraudulently working as a medical doctor without acquiring permit from the Doctors' Syndicate.

Lawyer Ahmed Abdelrehim, said that Abdel-Atti has been convicted in 2007 of practicing medicine without permit, and has been sentenced to one month in jail. However, it is not known whether he served the prison term.

In 1991, he received a 3 months jail sentence for issuing a check without balance.

Abdelrehim told al-Muslimoon newspaper that he filed a lawsuit on March 2 against the president of the republic, the minister of defense, and the chairman of the engineering department in the armed forces, to challenge a decision by the armed forces to grant Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, a civilian, honorary military rank as a general.

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