CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor is investigating a case over court spending brought against the head of the army council that ruled the country until five months ago, a state newspaper reported on Sunday.

An army council headed by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi ruled Egypt from the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 until an elected president took office in June this year.

Al-Ahram reported that the public prosecutor would investigate a case brought against Tantawi over spending by the supreme constitutional court.

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