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Prosecutor General Abdel Magid Mahmud requested a freeze on Mr. Mubarak’s foreign assets and asked Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit to contact other countries to uncover his wealth as well as assets held by his wife, Suzanne, sons Alaa and Gamal, and their wives, Heidi Rasekh and Khadiga al-Gammal.

Mr. Mubarak is widely thought to have grown wealthy during his three decades in power, although an unidentified legal adviser was quoted by the state-run MENA news agency on Sunday as saying talk of a multibillion-dollar fortune was nothing but “a groundless rumor.”

Switzerland, which froze Mr. Mubarak’s assets within hours of his resignation on Feb. 11, said Sunday that the former president had “tens of millions of francs” in Swiss financial institutions.

From combined dispatches