Thursday, 7 April 2011
Mubarak to be questioned at his home in Sharm El-Sheikh
Mubarak, who was supposed to be questioned in Cairo, is reportedly suffering from chronic backache and is, therefore, unable to fly. The former president and his family are currently under house arrest at their Red Sea resort home.
An official committee is to be formed to question the Mubarak family about the misuse of political power to accumulate illegal profits and assets. Mubarak's son Gamal is to be questioned over illegal profiteering on Sunday 10th April.
In related news, Egypt's public prosecutor sequestered funds belonging to former prime minister, and member of Mubarak's administration, Atef Obeid.
The announcement came amid investigations into the squandering of public funds and the sale of State-owned Assiut Cement. Speaking about the decision, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office, Adel El-Saeed, said: “This comes as part of investigations into violations made during the sale process of Assiut Cement at a price below its value ... which wasted public funds."
The prosecutor's decision also extends to former minister of public enterprise, Mokhtar Khattab, and board chairman of Metallurgical Industries, Mohamed El-Danaf.
Sources: Ahram Online, Bloomberg, Reuters, Bikyamasr
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