EGYPT

Mubarak Denies Corruption Charges

Hosni Mubarak may no longer be Egypt's top dog, but that doesn't mean he's been silenced. In his first public announcement since stepping down from his presidency, Mubarak said the Egyptian government's charges of fraud and murders of protesters are an attempt to defile his reputation. He claims he has no bank accounts abroad and that he and his sons will be able to show that nothing they own was obtained illegally or through political influence. "I will reserve my legal right to sue anybody who attacked me or tried to undermine my reputation," he said. Egyptian protesters have been staging demonstrations for the former president's prosecution by the Egyptian military council. Following Mubarak's radio speech, Egypt's public prosecutor summoned Mubarak and his sons and said his comments would not prevent further investigations of murders and financial embezzlement.