Published December 19, 2013
CAIRO – Judiciary officials in Egypt say a Cairo court has acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges.
The officials said the court on Thursday found Gamal and Alaa Mubarak and Ahmed Shafiq innocent of corruption in a case that arose from the 1995 sale of a plot of land to Mubarak's sons by an association led at the time by the former prime minister.
Also acquitted were four retired generals who served as board members of the association.
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are facing a separate trial on other corruption charges.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.