Egypt's Mubarak and former officials fined by Cairo court

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Posted: May 28, 2011 7:53 AM
Egypt's Mubarak and former officials fined by Cairo court

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million Egyptian pounds ($90.64 million) for cutting off mobile and internet services during January protests, a court source said.

The administrative court fined Mubarak 200 million pounds, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif 40 million pounds, and former interior minister Habib al-Adly 300 million pounds for their damage to the national economy, the source said.

This was the first court ruling to be made against Mubarak since he was ousted on February 11. Mubarak faces more serious charges, including ordering the killing of protestors, a charge which could carry the death penalty.

(Reporting by Shaimaa Fayed; Editing by Sami Aboudi)