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- A former boss of the public company Algeria Telecoms, Slimane Kheireddine, has been sentenced to five years' jail in a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scam. Several other defendants, some of them on the run, were jailed for between one and 10 years for their part in an embezzlement scam totalling more than 23 million dollars (15.3 million euros) at the expense of Algeria Telecoms.