Court Asked to Seize Sadat Kin's Holdings

Associated Press

A prosecutor Saturday asked for the confiscation of $8.2 million in property allegedly amassed through corruption by 11 relatives of the late President Anwar Sadat.

Abdel-Salam Hamed, the prosecutor, based the request on a 1983 judgment by the Ethics Court.

The court convicted the president's brother, Esmat Sadat, three of Esmat Sadat's sons and seven other family members on 24 counts of influence peddling, black marketeering and bribery.

That ruling ordered their property sequestered. The late president was not involved in the legal action.

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