Court to consider Mubarak’s appeal on Presidential palaces embezzlement case
Mubarak's trail - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Court of Cassation will consider Saturday the appeal presented by lawyer of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons against jail sentences handed to them earlier in a case publicly known as “presidential palaces,” Youm7 reported.

The court will either uphold the sentence or accept the appeal and set a date to start the retrial accordingly.

The defendants were accused of seizing public funds worth 125 million EGP ($16.38 million,) which had been allocated to the upkeep of the presidential residences between 2002 and 2011.

In May, Mubarak received a three-year rigorous imprisonment sentence and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, four-year sentence each. Both Mubarak and his sons appealed against the court ruling.

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