Hosni Mubarak faces embezzlement charges

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been referred to a new trial on charges of embezzling state funds to build and renovate family homes, according to the Associated Press.

Public prosecutor Ahmed el-Bahrawi also referred two of the former president's sons, two government officials and two contractors to stand trial with the ex-leader. No trial date has been set yet.

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Credit: Stringer/AA/ABACAPRESS

Prosecutors accuse Mubarak and his sons of misappropriating 18 million dollars (£11.1 million) between 2002 and 2011 to renovate and build homes and offices in seven different areas in Egypt. The four others are accused of helping embezzle the money.

He was sentenced to life in prison last year for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt against him, but an appeals court ordered a retrial.

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