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The Illicit Gains Authority (IGA) on Tuesday banned ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family from accessing their Bibliotheca Alexandrina bank account at the National Bank of Egypt’s Heliopolis branch.
The library’s administration did not know of the existence of the account, in which there were LE147 million, and to which Mubarak’s wife Suzanne had sole signatory power.
The criminal court will deliberate the IGA decision in one week.
Former MP Mostafa Bakri had submitted notification to the attorney general that Mubarak’s family had 27 different bank accounts, including ten for his son Alaa, eight for his other son Gamal, and six for his wife Suzanne.
Meanwhile, prosecutors froze accounts of Suzanne’s brother Mounir Thabet and banned him from travel, as he is being investigated in two cases of profiteering and seizing public funds.
In related news, judicial sources said prosecutors ordered that former Finance Minister Youssef Botrous Ghali be summoned upon his arrival to Cairo for authorizing Mrs. Mubarak's access to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina bank account.
Ghali left Cairo in early February after the eruption of Egypt’s uprising on 25 January.
The sources also said that the state supervisory bodies are investigating the wealth of other former officials as well, including Chief of Presidential Staff Zakaria Azmi, former Parliament Speaker Fathi Sorour, former Shura Council Speaker Safwat al-Sherif, and Mubarak’s relatives Magdi Rasekh and Mahmoud al-Gammal.
Translated from the Arabic Edition