FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2003 file photo, Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, smiles at the Free University Berlin. Egyptian authorities have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, the government-run MENA news service says. The move on Friday May 13, 2011 comes a day after the government reported that Mubarak and his wife were questioned over suspicions they illegally amassed vast wealth. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File) (Associated Press)

Egypt's ex-first lady turns over assets to state

Suzanne Mubarak was hospitalized following an order to detain her. Her assets are reportedly worth $3million


Ashraf Sweilam
May 16, 2011 10:46PM (UTC)

Egypt's news agency say the wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak has turned over her property and funds to the state.

Mubarak and his wife, Suzanne have been questioned about their financial dealings. Some estimates put Mubarak's holdings in the tens of billions of dollars.

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Suzanne Mubarak, 70, has been hospitalized following an order to detain her. Mubarak, 83, who was deposed Feb. 11, is also in the hospital.

The news agency said her domestic assets were worth $3 million. Her agreement could lead to dropping the investigation.

A government official said Monday the case against her has not yet been closed, though her detention order may be reconsidered.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information.


Ashraf Sweilam

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