Former Egypt parliament speaker held in graft probe

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor

ordered that Fathi Sorour, former speaker in the lower house of
parliament, be detained for 15 days as part of an investigation
into accusations of graft, judicial sources said on Wednesday.
Sorour, a senior member of former President Hosni Mubarak's
ruling party, was summoned on Monday before a special panel
formed to uncover illicit gains by former senior officials.