Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison.

In Wednesday's hearing in Cairo, Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each.

The Mubaraks were convicted of charges that they embezzled millions of dollars' worth of state funds in over a decade. The funds were meant for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces but were instead spent on upgrading the family's private residences.

The three were also fined 21.1 million Egyptian pounds ($2.9 million) and ordered to reimburse 125 million Egyptian pounds ($17.6 million) to the state treasury.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260112831 - nbc11news.com/a?a=260112831
Gray Television, Inc.