Mubarak and sons imprisoned pending ‘presidential palaces investigations’

State security prosecution decided Tuesday to detain Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak for 15 days pending investigations in the case known in the media as the ‘presidential palaces’ case.

Hosni Mubarak is involved in the lawsuit for accusations of squandering public money allocated for renovating the presidential palaces.

Mubarak is already being detained pending investigations on the same case.

Administrative prosecution said in a statement that Mubarak and his sons seized more than LE1 billion over the past 10 years. Administrative Control Authority said that Mubarak abused his power as president for profiteering and acquiring huge sums from the state budget to perform fake constructions at the presidential palaces. The money was instead directed, it is alleged, to private villas.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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