Cairo court adjourns verdict in graft case against Mubarak's interior minister

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 Mar 2015

Former ministry of interior head Habib el-Adly's defence claim they have new evidence which proves his innocence in a corruption related case

A Cairo criminal court adjoined on Thursday its ruling against a Hosni Mubarak-era minister over graft charges until March 19 after new evidence in the case surfaced, judicial sources said.

Former interior minister Habib el-Adly is charged with illicit gains amounting to LE 181 million by using his political influence to amass a fortune disproportionate to his sources of income.

Adly's lawyer successfully demanded that the court allow further hearing of defence in the case, claiming that new evidence exists which proves the defendants innocence.

This is the last remaining trial Al-Adly is facing.

In February, Al-Adly along with ex-premier under Mubarak Ahmed Nazif, were acquitted of other corruption charges over a deal to import license plates at an exorbitant prices.

Several Mubarak-era officials, including the ousted president himself, have been acquitted in retrials over charges of corruption as well as involvement in the killing of anti-Mubarak demonstrators during the 2011 uprising protesters.

Adly was cleared of murder charges along in November 2014 which also saw charges against the former president Mubarak dropped.


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