CAIRO—Egypt's public prosecutor on Monday froze the funds and property of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family and banned them from traveling abroad, according to an official in the prosecutor's office.
The frozen funds and property amount to "hundreds of millions of pounds," said the official.
Mr. Mubarak left office Feb. 11 following 18 days of often-violent protests against his 30 years in power. A high-level group of military officers, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, has promised to guide the country to democracy within six months.
Mr. Mubarak is believed to be living at his home in the seaside resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Monday's crackdown on Mr. Mubarak's finances came one week after the Foreign Ministry ordered Egyptian embassies to seek freezes of the former president's assets abroad.
The prosecutor's office froze the former president's funds in response to a claim filed by Mustafa Bakri, a former independent member of parliament and editor-in-chief of Al Osbou newspaper, according to the official in the prosecutor's office.
Mr. Bakri presented a dossier of documents—mostly photocopies of bank-account records—to the prosecutor's office on Sunday.
Mr. Bakri couldn't be reached to comment.