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Ex-Egyptian president`s chief charged

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:42

Cairo: Egypt`s official news agency says deposed president Hosni Mubarak`s chief of staff has been charged with corruption and abuse of power.

The Justice Ministry said Zakariya Azmi, one of Egypt`s most powerful officials under Mubarak, will be tried in a criminal court on charges of "misuse of power, authority of his post and his membership in Parliament."

Azmi is charged of "accumulation of wealth in a way beyond what he could have earned from his legitimate sources of income”, Egypt`s Middle East News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Azmi is among dozens of top Mubarak`s officials who are in a Cairo prison, facing trial over similar charges. Mubarak himself is on trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. He could face the death penalty.
Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:42

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