Military council to investigate Mubarak wealth

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CAIRO: Egypt’s military rulers said Tuesday they will form a panel to investigate the wealth of toppled president Hosni Mubarak as part of a sweeping probe into corruption, the official MENA agency reported.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued a decision Tuesday to form a judicial committee to begin investigations into the wealth of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family," MENA reported.

Mubarak, his wife Suzanne and his two sons Alaa and Gamal and their wives have already been banned from travel and their assets ordered frozen by prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud.

The judiciary has also banned several ministers, officials and members of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party from leaving the country pending further investigations.
A number of them are currently on trial on charges of corruption.

Mubarak, who was forced out of power on Feb. 11 following almost three weeks of anti-government demonstrations, handed power to a military council that pledged to bring to justice all those found guilty of abuse.

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