While publicly Egypt's deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak was making patriotic statements about Egypt, in private he was securing his fortunes for the worst end. Swiss and UK authorities said they have frozen his assets and Mubarak is said to be under house arrest at his villa in Sharm el-Sheik. Demands have proliferated asking that Mubarak be tried for corruption.
But a senior Western intelligence source claimed that Mubarak had begun moving his fortune in recent weeks.
"We're aware of some urgent conversations within the Mubarak family about how to save these assets," said the source, "And we think their financial advisers have moved some of the money around. If he had real money in Zurich, it may be gone by now."