Cairo Criminal Court will be open today to review the decision to freeze the assets of Hosni Mubarak and his family members.
The Mubarak family has been accused of hording the wealth of Egypt, often by use of corrupt government contract awards and sweetheart land deals. Many in Egypt have claimed that Hosni Mubarak alone has amassed a fortune of $70 billion, though other estimates put the amount closer to $2-3 billion.
Attorneys Mohamed Abu Shoqqa and his father Bahaa Abu Shoqqa have declined to represent Mubarak in the trial, though they had represented high ranking NPD members in the past. Last May they represented Hesham Talaat Moustafa, an Egyptian property tycoon and a senior member of the ruling National Democratic Party, and Mohsen el Sokari, former state security officer, in their appeal from a death sentence. They had been convicted of killing Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim, and were sentenced to be hung, before the Shoqqa and Shoqqa team got the sentence reduced to 15 years. (They are rumored to have been among the prisoners sprung from prison during the revolution in Egypt.)
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