Mubarak corruption trial scheduled for February 19



The trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for embezzling LE125 million, allocated for presidential palaces, has been scheduled for February 19, according to the Cairo Court of Appeal, state-owned EgyNews reported.


Judicial official Medhat Edris said on Thursday that the case would be viewed by the North Cairo Criminal Court.


Attorney General Ahmed al-Bahrawi added that four defendants have been added to the case: Engineers Mohy Eddin Abdel Hakim and Amr Mahmoud Mohamed Kheidr from the presidency, in addition to engineers Magda Ahmed Hassan and Abdel Hakim Mansour from the Arab Contractors company, who have been indicted for facilitating the embezzlement of funds on behalf of the Mubarak family.


Investigations proved that the defendants (former President Mubarak and his two sons) ordered the construction, maintenance and redecoration of their personal homes in Heliopolis, Ahmed Orabi Compound, Qattameya Heights Compound, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marina on the north coast, in addition to the offices of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak in Heliopolis between 2002 and 2011, allocating expenses to the presidential budget.


According to the prosecution, the testimony of 70 constructors and contractors that worked on these private houses and offices would be heard, indicating whether or not they received payment from state funds. 


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