Court upholds freezing Suzanne Mubarak brother’s money

The South Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday supported the Illicit Gains Authority’s decision to ban businessman Mounir Thabet, brother of the former president’s wife Suzanne Mubarak, as well as his two sons, Tareq and Khaled, from accessing their money.

Thabet is detained for 15 days pending investigation into a graft case that also involves Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, and former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq.

Shafiq faces charges of granting Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, as well as Thabet and others, plots of land owned by the pilots’ housing association in the Bitter Lakes region for prices lower than their real value.

The court has postponed the case to 23 February.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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