Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

1 April 2013

Egypt: Mubarak-Era Minister Referred to Criminal Court Over Graft Charges

Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority has referred former interior minister Habib al-Adly to criminal court over graft charges.

Investigations had revealed that Adly illegally acquired 181 million Egyptian pounds, in real estate, that he could not explain to the authorities.

Egypt's Cassation Court had ruled to grant Hosni Mubarak's interior minister a retrial in charges of money laundering and profiteering after accepting his appeal.

A criminal court had sentenced Adly to 12 years in prison and fined him four million Egyptian pounds and eight-hundred fifty-three Egyptian pounds for graft charges and nine million and twenty-six pounds for money laundering.

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