Egypt refers former PM, finance minister to court

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Posted: Apr 17, 2011 8:47 AM
Egypt refers former PM, finance minister to court

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt referred on Sunday its former prime minister and finance minister to court on charges of squandering public funds, the public prosecutor's office said.

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif is now detained for investigations and Youssef Boutrous Ghali, the former finance minister, is abroad.

Habib el-Adli, the former interior minister, who is already facing trial on charges of killing protesters and graft, will be tried on the same charges.

(Writing by Dina Zayed, editing by Andrew Heavens)