Turk sought by Egypt in Mubarak Asset Theft
By Valerie Hopkins
A Turkish national who allegedly helped a confidante to Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak hide his assets in a string of offshore companies has been placed on Interpol’s most wanted list.
Ali Evsen, who also holds Albanian and Azerbaijani citizenship, has been added to the international warrant database by
In The Hunt for Egypt’s Money, published in February, OCCRP reporters described how Evsen assisted Mubarak’s close associate Hussein Salem in hiding his assets.
Three days after Egypt announced it would indict Mubarak, his family, and Salem on corruption charges, Salem's children Khaled and Magda Salem stepped down from the directorship of an obscure Panamanian shell company and were replaced by two Azerbaijan proxies.
Less than three weeks later Salem, a former Egyptian intelligence officer, his son, Khaled, and Evsen were arrested in Spain at the request of Egyptian prosecutors on money laundering charges.
In OCCRP’s February investigation, reporters uncovered Evsen’s role at the epicenter of the asset transfer: The two Azerbaijani citizens who took over
Evsen was arrested in
According to the Spanish arrest warrant, Evsen is a shareholder in one of
Evsen acquired shares in the natural gas business in 2008 in exchange for the proceeds of the sale of land in urban areas in
Firidun Goyushov, the man who took over directorship from