Egypt Bans Travel by Mubarak, Family

Prosecutor seizes ex-president's frozen assets
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Egypt Bans Hosni Mubarak, Family From Travel
In this Oct. 19, 2010 file photo Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during a meeting in Cairo.   (AP Photo/ Amr Nabil)

Egypt's top prosecutor seized all the funds of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak and his family today and banned them from travel abroad, the latest humiliation for the once-powerful family. The attorney general had already frozen the assets of the ousted president, his wife, two sons, and their wives. Mubarak is suspected of turning a blind eye to corruption by family members and their associates, while many of the allegations of wrongdoing centered on the business activity of his sons Alaa and Gamal, as well as Gamal's wife and her family. (More Hosni Mubarak stories.)

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