Middle East Eye
Deal was part of wider reconciliation effort with businessmen who fled Egypt after uprising sparked in part by elite corruption
Egypt has asked for Interpol and the European Union to drop charges against Hussein Salem, a businessman ally of deposed president Hosni Mubarak once found guilty of corruption and money laundering.
Salem and his family gave up 75 percent of their wealth in August in a deal that allowed them to return to Egypt without facing prosecution.
Salem, who also holds Spanish citizenship, was arrested under an international warrant in 2011 in Spain, where he fled after the popular uprising that ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.
"The prosecution had sent instructions to take Salem and his family members off airport watchlists on Sept. 27 and asked the Interpol to take him off its Red Notice Wanted list today," justice ministry spokesman Khaled al-Nashar told Reuters.