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Court sentences Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to 3 years in prison, fine

The court in Cairo issued its verdict Saturday in the retrial facing 87-year-old autocrat, overthrown in 2011.

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak holds his poster outside Cairo high court, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Source: AP photo)
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak holds his poster outside Cairo high court, in Cairo, Egypt, May 7, 2015. (Source: AP photo)

A court has sentenced Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison and a fine on corruption charges.

The court in Cairo issued its verdict Saturday in the retrial facing 87-year-old autocrat, overthrown in his country’s 2011 revolt. However, it’s not clear if that will include the time he’s already served.

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The corruption case- dubbed by the Egyptian media as the “presidential palaces” affair- concerns charges that Mubarak and his two sons embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of state funds over the course of a decade.

The funds were meant to pay for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces but were instead allegedly spent on upgrading the family’s private residences.

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Mubarak was sentenced to three years, his sons to four in the case. He later appealed.