Mubarak culture minister charged with corruption
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official news agency says ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's longtime culture minister has been charged with corruption and referred to trial.
The news agency also reported Tuesday that Mubarak, his wife and two children are being investigated for new corruption allegations, though no new charges have been brought yet. Mubarak is serving a life sentence on a conviction of complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year's uprising against his rule.
Farouq Hosni, who served as culture minister for most of Mubarak's 29 year-rule, allegedly failed to account for 18 million Egyptian pounds of his wealth during a Justice Ministry investigation.
Hosni joins some three dozen stalwarts of the Mubarak regime who face corruption charges. Some of them have been convicted, while others are still on trial.