Egypt’s criminal court turned down on Monday an appeal filed by Mubarak’s era Minister of Trade Rachid Mohamed Rachid against a court decision freezing his assets and that of his family members.
Rachid has appealed the decision of Egyptian illicit gains authority to freeze his family’s assets in March after he paid back LE15 million (roughly $2.2 million) relating to two cases of squandering public funds.
Last May, Egypt’s Criminal Court lifted the assets-freeze order previously imposed on Rachid's wife.
Rachid, currently outside Egypt, served as the minister of trade under Egyptian toppled President Hosni Mubarak from 2004 to 2011.
In 2011, the former minister was sentenced in absentia to a total of 20-years in prison over graft and corruption charges.