CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a former agriculture minister to 10 years in prison for corruption, a judicial official said, months after his arrest for taking bribes. Salah Helal had been detained in September after being told to step aside during a corruption scandal that prompted the entire government to resign a few days later. His chief of staff Muhyidin Mohamed Said was also sentenced to 10 years. Helal was also fined one million Egyptian pounds ($112,600, 98,700 euros), and Said was fined 500,000 Egyptian pounds.