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Egypt's attorney general forbids Mubarak from leaving country

By the CNN Wire Staff
Hosni Mubarak (R) and his family, including son Gamal (L), were prohibited from leaving Egypt on Tuesday.
Hosni Mubarak (R) and his family, including son Gamal (L), were prohibited from leaving Egypt on Tuesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Former lawmaker says documents he filed are "solid and concrete" evidence of wrongdoing
  • Egypt's attorney general orders the assets of former President Mubarak and his family frozen
  • Mubarak's family is also prohibited from leaving the country
  • Mubarak resigned February 11 after 18 days of protests against his rule
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Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Egypt's attorney general issued an order Monday freezing the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family and prohibiting them from leaving the country.

Attorney General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud ordered the moves after Mustafa Bakri, a member of Egypt's parliament who lost his seat after filing corruption cases against various officials, provided documents indicating Mubarak's family has secret bank accounts totaling more than 200 million Egyptian pounds ($147 million), according to EgyNews.

"I submitted the corruption documents on Sunday night and on Monday morning I was called in by the public prosecutor for investigation, and he asked me to rush to his office." Bakri told CNN. "The attorney general, himself, went over the documents in my possession and then issued his orders to bar Mubarak and his family from travelling and to impound their assets."

Mahmoud ordered the freeze for property owned by Mubarak, his wife Suzanne, his two sons Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, and their wives and children, EgyNews reported. The seizures include "movable properties, real estate, stocks, bonds and various financial assets."

It wasn't immediately clear how the order differed from a similar one reported last week.

Mubarak, through his attorneys and in official filings, has described reports of immense wealth as "fabrications and baseless rumors."

But Bakri said the documents he provided to Mahmoud "are the first solid and concrete evidence on the fortune collected illegally by Mubarak and his family."

Mubarak, who resigned February 11 after 18 days of protest against his rule, is believed to be staying at his residence in Sharm el-Sheikh.

CNN's Mustafa Al-Arab and Saad Abedine contributed to this report

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