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Mubarak, sons to stand trial on August 19 on corruption charges

17 July 2013 16:19 (Last updated 17 July 2013 16:25)
Mubarak and his two sons are suspected of appropriating public money allocated for presidential palaces to renovate their private villas.

CAIRO

An Egyptian court has set August 19 for the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, all of whom face charges of corruption.

Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, are suspected of appropriating public money allocated for presidential palaces to renovate their private villas.

Investigations conducted by the Supreme State Security Prosecution over the past six months have found that the defendants had used state funds to develop private real estate between 2002 and 2011.

The prosecution has already heard testimony from over 70 contractors who carried out the renovation work.

Engineers employed by the presidency, along with a committee consisting of representatives from the Central Auditing Organization and Ain Shams University's Faculty of Engineering, also verified the accusations.

Investigations have further shown that Mubarak, who was toppled by the January 2011 revolution, had issued instructions to pay the costs of the renovation of his sons' private property out of Egypt's state budget.

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