Former Egyptian president Mubarak charged with corruption
CAIRO, April 8 - RAPSI, Rafael Daminov. Egypt's Prosecutor General Talaat Abdullah announced Sunday that former president Hosni Mubarak would be detained for an additional 15 days pending investigations over new charges of embezzlement of state funds, the local media report.
In summer 2012 Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of protesters during the January 2011 uprising. In mid January 2013, the Court of Cassation accepted their appeal against this ruling. A retrial has been set for April 13, 2013.
The new charges against Mubarak and his two sons concern the embezzlement of over 1 billion Egyptian pounds (over $150 million) of budgetary funds.
According to the investigators, they took part in a corruption scheme to embezzle the funds allocated for the renovation and reconstruction of presidential palaces. Fake documents were sent to the audit authorities, while Mubarak and his family used the embezzled funds to buy or build new properties.