Egypt court sentences Mubarak, sons to three years for corruption
Mubarak is accused of diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces to upgrade family properties
An Egyptian court sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on Saturday for embezzlement.
Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal were present in the caged dock, wearing suits and sunglasses. Mubarak's lawyers may try to appeal the verdict.
It is not clear if that will include the time he's already served.
The trio is accused of diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces to upgrade family properties.
Mubarak, who was ousted in February 2011, was sentenced to three years in prison last May. His two sons were given four-year jail terms in the same case.
But in January 2014, a Cairo court overturned the conviction and ordered a retrial.
The corruption case has been dubbed by the Egyptian media as the “presidential palaces” affair.
The deposed president has been cleared of all other charges he was facing since 2011.
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