Mubarak's two sons referred to criminal court

May 31, 2012 9:32 am 

CAIRO, May 30 — Egypt's General Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud decided Wednesday to refer former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa and seven others to a criminal court over stock exchange manipulation.

Gamal and Alaa were charged with embezzling about 2.05 billion Egyptian pounds (about 334 million U.S. dollars) from the sale of the Egyptian National Bank, state TV reported.

Both sons stood trials with their father in corruption cases and a case of ordering to kill protestors in last year's turmoil. The Cairo Criminal Court will issue a verdict for the case on Saturday.

Mubarak stepped down in February 2011 after 18 days of mass anti-government protests which left more than 800 people dead and thousands injured. He, his two sons, former interior minister Habib Adli and some former police officers began trial last August. (PNA/Xinhua) RSV/mmg

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