Ahmed Shafik lost to Mohammed Morsi in the 2012 presidential election.
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted Hosni Mubarak’s last Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafik, and his two sons in one of several cases of financial corruption brought against them since the veteran autocrat was toppled in 2011.
Another court was expected to rule later in a separate case of corruption against Shafik, who left the country in 2012 after losing to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi in a presidential election.
The acquittal in the case Shafik faced might encourage him to return to Egypt, but the prosecutor could yet appeal against Thursday’s ruling.
The cases were brought against Shafik after his defeat by Morsi, who was deposed by the army in July following mass protests against his rule.