Court to rule on Mubarak and sons for embezzlement on May 9

Wednesday 29-04-2015 02:19 PM
Court to rule on Mubarak and sons for embezzlement on May 9

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak listens next to his son Gamal (L) inside a dock during his trial at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer


CAIRO, Apr 29 (Aswat Masriya) - The Cairo Criminal Court will issue its verdict on former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons over embezzlement charges on May 9, it announced at the trial's second session on Wednesday.

In May 2014, a Cairo court sentenced Mubarak to three years in prison for seizing over 125 million Egyptian pounds allocated to presidential palaces. His two sons, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, were sentenced to four years in prison for aiding their father in embezzling the sum of money.

The sentences were dropped by the Court of Cassation in January, after ordering a retrial in the case.

Held in custody since April 2011, Mubarak's two sons were released on January 26, after spending maximum time in preventative detention. They are still being tried for manipulating the stock market, yet from outside prison.

Meanwhile Mubarak resides in a military hospital, where he is being treated.

The Cairo Criminal Court dropped last November corruption charges against Mubarak and his two sons due to the expiry of the statute of limitations in this case.

Egypt's Court of Cassation is scheduled to issue a decision on whether to retry the trio for the aforementioned charge on May 7.

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