Egyptian pop singer، #Saad El-Soghayer hashtag tops twitter trending on Monday after Misdemeanour Tax Evasion court headed by Chancellor، Mohamed Gamal sentenced him to one year in prison، and fined him the same value of the tax، he is required to pay.
El-Soghayer was referred to the court after the investigations proved that he evaded to pay taxes of EGP 1،320،197 million.
Noteworthy، Saad El Soghayar is an Egyptian Shaabi singer and actor. He first saw success through his song "Esha...Fouq" (Rise and Shine). He was then introduced to the big screen by producer Mohamed El Sobky in the successful film "Lakhmet Ras" (Head-spin)، a role which made him famous among audience.
His songs in the movie became the most heard Shaabi song at the time، and are still played in weddings all over the country. His success in "Lakhmet Ras" and the movie being a major box office hit made producers invest in the format، and a streak of movies helmed by Saad El Soghayar and including his hit songs have been released annually since then، specially during the Islamic feast season.