` Egyptian Court Sentences Hosni Mubarak to Three Years in Prison on Corruption Charges ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 21 – An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced deposed president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on corruption charges, AFP reported.

The ruling was announced in one of two trials after the 2011 uprising.

His sons Alaa and Gamal each received four-year jail terms, and four other defendants were acquitted.

They were accused of embezzling about $14 million earmarked for the maintenance of presidential palaces.

Mubarak had technically been a free man after a court ordered his release last year following the end of the permitted detention period.

AFP – AP – RT – Egyptian Daily

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