Mubarak referred to court over corruption charges

Mubarak and his sons face accusations of committing financial irregularities related to the budget of the presidential palaces.

Mubarak referred to court over corruption charges

Prosecutors on Sunday referred Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to a criminal court over financial corruption charges, a judiciary source said.

Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, face accusations of committing financial irregularities related to the budget of the presidential palaces, the source told Anadolu Agency.

They were released in the same case on August 19, but the court had ordered a new investigation into the charges with the inclusion of more suspects.

After conducting more investigations, public fund prosecutors had decided to add new names in the case, the judiciary source said, without naming the new suspects.

The trio are accused of using public funds allocated for presidential palaces in buying private property and furniture for Mubarak's two sons.

Mubarak stays at a military hospital in the south of Cairo after the end of his temporary detention over several charges.

Mubarak – along with his two sons, former interior minister Habib al-Adly, six of the latter's aides and a business mogul – faces charges of killing peaceful demonstrators during the January 2011 uprising that ousted him.

Mubarak is also accused of appropriating public funds to renovate private villas and of receiving millions of Egyptian pounds worth of "gifts" from flagship state daily Al-Ahram in the period from 2006 to 2011.

Soon after his release in August, Mubarak was placed under house arrest for security reasons by interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi.

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