Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Egypt Protests: Hosni Mubarak Used Final 18 Days in Office to Protect His Fortune

Egypt Protests: Hosni Mubarak Used Final 18 Days in Office to Protect His Fortune

Newser) – It took protesters 18 days to oust Hosni Mubarak, and he used that time wisely, funneling his fortune into untraceable overseas accounts, according to Western intelligence sources. During his 30 years in power, Mubarak is said to have amassed anywhere between $4.8 billion and $64 billion, and demand is growing for the ex-president to be put on trial for corruption and stealing state wealth. “Half of the population lived in poverty, while Mubarak and those around him lived in heaven,” one protester tells the Telegraph.

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