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Gov’t Expert Witness Rejects Money Laundry Charges In MB Military Trial
Gov’t Expert Witness Rejects Money Laundry Charges In MB Military Trial
The witness denied this, and he confirmed that the committee did not reach such a conclusion. This actually drops the charge of money laundry, because the definition of the charge of the money laundry is the restructuring or transfer of possessions acquired through a criminal act in order to hide the illegal origin of the possessions
Tuesday, October 2,2007 19:36
by Eman Abd Almonem IkhwanWeb

The seventeenth session of the military tribunal against Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders witnessed a turning point. The chairman of the Expert Committee that prepared the financial report gave three surprises that proved that the case is politically motivated and that there is no criminal evidence against the MB leaders.
 
The first surprise furnished by Saaduddin emerged immediately after he started his testimony and is sufficient alone to end this case. This surprise was the witness"s response to three successive questions.
 
The first question was: Has it been proved that the money of the accused MB leaders was gain from a crime?. The witness denied this, and he confirmed that the committee did not reach such a conclusion. This actually drops the charge of money laundry, because the definition of the charge of the money laundry is the restructuring or transfer of possessions acquired through a criminal act in order to hide the illegal origin of the possessions.
 
The second question was: Has the committee proved from documents that there is a relation between these companies and the Muslim Brotherhood group?. The witness answered that no single paper mentioned the Muslim Brotherhood group. This proves that there is no relation and it asserts the answer of previous question denying the charge of money laundry coming from MB contributions.
 
The third question was: Have the papers proved that the accused funded any illegal student activities?. The witness denied this also and confirmed that the committee did not reach such a conclusion. This proves that the charge of MB leaders" financing Al-Azhar students is groundless.
 
At the end of the session, the defence team demanded the court three requests: subpoenaing the chairman of the money laundry unit at the National Bank of Egypt to give his testimony, and interrogating the money laundry unit at the National Bank about its receiving any information around any money laundry operations carried out by the detained MB leaders, because it is the competent body. The third request was asking the same unit whether there is any registered information accusing the detained MP leaders of money laundry or even of starting to do a money laundry.

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