Saturday, January 17, 2015

Egypt: Former President Hosni Mubarak Fraud Conviction Overturned

Judicial sources say Mubarak could walk free 
as no convictions remain against him
A court in Egypt has overturned the convictions for embezzlement of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons and ordered a retrial.
Mr Mubarak was jailed for three years in May after being found guilty of fraudulently billing the government for $14m (£9.3m) of personal expenses.
In November, a court cleared Hosni Mubarak of directing 
the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising
But the Court of Cassation found legal procedures were not followed properly.
It was the last remaining case keeping Mr Mubarak behind bars. The 86-year-old has been in detention since April 2011.
Mr Mubarak's lawyer told the BBC he hoped his client would soon be released from Cairo military hospital, where is being held.
Mubarak and President Reagan in Better Times.
Charges of conspiring in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that ended his rule in 2011 were dropped in November.
The former president and his sons - Alaa, 53, and Gamal, 51 - were also cleared of two separate corruption charges.
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