Public prosecutor to investigate Mubarak family, others for money laundering

Public prosecutor to investigate Mubarak family, others for money laundering

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Mon, 21/01/2013 - 22:24

Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah requested on Monday a list of names of former regime figures implicated in money laundering crimes in order to refer them to trial.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution and the Public Funds Prosecution are to assemble the lists. Judicial sources say they would likely be comprised of 26 suspects, including ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, his wife Suzanne and several former ministers.

The prosecutor’s report would include cases that have already been investigated, but are still unresolved, included money laundering crimes committed in foreign countries such as France, Spain, Cyprus and Switzerland, the sources said.

In one case, foreign intelligence services collaborated with Egyptian authorities to reveal bank accounts and properties belonging to Gamal Mubarak in Switzerland, Cyprus, Britain and the Americas, all of which were obtained illegally.

Another case filed by the Illicit Gains Authority implicates Alaa Mubarak, Suzanne Mubarak, former Tourism Minister Zoheir Garanah, businessman Yassin Mansour and former Housing Minister Ahmed al-Maghrabi as suspects in money laundering crimes in Switzerland.

Yet another case concerns bank transfers to France made by Alaa and Gamal Mubarak.

Fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, his son Khaled and his daughter Magda would also be investigated for money laundering crimes.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.