An Egyptian Court on Saturday sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison in a retrial on charges of corruption.

The Criminal Court also gave a similar sentence to each of his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, and ordered the three to pay a fine of 125 million Egyptian pounds (16.4 million dollars).

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The case is linked to charges that Mubarak and his two sons spent more than 100 million Egyptian pounds of state money on their private residences.

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It was not immediately clear if the ruling could be appealed.

Mubarak, 87 ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years until a popular revolution forced him from power in 2011.

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He also received a three year sentence on the charges last year, with his sons jailed for four years each. (dpa/NAN)


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