CAIRO: The owner of the luxury New Giza condo complex has paid more than 238.7 million EGP ($30.4) to the government over illegally acquiring land, as a settlement in the case,Youm7 reported Sunday.
Salah Diab was briefly detained last November pending the case. His assets were also temporarily frozen.
Officials at the Ministry of Agriculture were also accused in the case of selling swathes of lands allocated to agricultural reclamation on Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road to the businessmen at cheap prices.
The land was bought before President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011.
Egypt’s Attorney-General Nabil Sadek ordered that the assets of 18 businesspersons in the case be frozen; they included Diab’s wife, Gamal Mubarak’s father-in-law Mahmoud al-Gammal and his wife and minor daughter, and members of other high-profile families.