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Three years for embezzlment

21 May, 2014

Mubarak is sentenced to three years in jail for embezzling funds during his presidency in Egypt.  Alaa and Gamal, his sons, were also convicted and given four-year terms. All three were fined $3m (£1.8m) and ordered to repay the $17.6m they were accused of stealing. Judge Osama Shaheen said:

He should have treated people close and far from him equally. Instead of abiding by the constitution and laws, he gave himself and his sons the freedom to take from public funds whatever they wanted to without oversight and without regard.

Mubarak sat in the caged dock in a wheelchair, wearing a grey suit. There will be an appeal.