Published Date: September 03, 2008 CAIRO: Egyptian tycoon Hesham Talaat Mustafa was charged yesterday with paying two million dollars for the brutal killing of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim, reportedly his one-time lover.
Mustafa was arrested and charged with ordering the murder of Tamim at her upmarket flat in Dubai in July, Egyptian prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud said in a statement carried by the official MENA news agency. Tamim, 30, who rose to fame after winning a Lebanese talent show in 1996 but recently had disappeared from the public eye, was stabbed several times and her throat cut, allegedly by a retired policemen paid by Mustafa.
See Prior post; Tuesday, September 02, 2008, Egyptian property mogul, Hisham Talaat Mustafa arrested in Sexy Suzanne Tamim murder in Dubai, the Egyptian Tycoon hired a hitman
See Prior post; Sunday, August 10, 2008, MURDER OF SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIM LINKED TO EGYPTIAN CONSTRUCTION GURU HISHAM TALAAT MOUSTAFA, $2 MILLION FOR THE HIT.
See Prior post; Sunday, August 10, 2008, SUSPECT IN SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIM'S MURDER ARRESTED IN AN ARAB COUNTRY.
See Prior post; Thursday, July 31, 2008, SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIN SLASHED TO DEATH AT POSH DUBAI MARINA CONDO, BIZARRE HONOR KILLING ?
The indictment charges former police officer Muhsen El-Sukkari with killing Tamim on July 28 in return for $2 million from the businessman.Egyptian media reports have said that Sukkari worked as a security officer at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, which Talaat Moustafa built.
The indictment says Moustafa "took part through incitement, agreement and assistance with the first defendant (Sukkari) in killing the victim in revenge". "He provided him with special information and amounts of money necessary to plan and carry out the crime," it said. The upper house of parliament has stripped Moustafa of the legal immunity which he enjoyed as a member, it added. The businessman is a member of the ruling National Democratic Party, which is led by President Hosni Mubarak.
Stabbed to death; Sukkari went to Tamim's apartment in Dubai on July 28 and gained access by pretending to be a representative of the company which owns the building, bringing a present and a letter of thanks from the company, the indictment said. "He then laid into her with the knife ... cutting her main arteries and her trachea," it added. "This was on the instigation of the second defendant in return for obtaining from him the sum of $2 million for committing this crime," it said. Beyond the reference to "revenge", the indictment did not speculate on Moustafa's motives for his acts.
Mohamed Fouad, managing director of Global Capital, said the indictment was likely to hit the whole Egyptian market. "This will have a very serious negative effect on the company, the sector and the market," he said.He (Hesham Talaat Moustafa) is not just anybody. He is the head of one of the biggest companies in Egypt, one which is highly dependent on his presence," he said. The scope of the effect will not be clear before we know how solid the financial situation of the company is and to what extent it can survive the possibility of him being convicted.
Tamim, who was 30, rose to fame after winning the top prize in a television show in 1996. She married Lebanese impresario and producer Adel Matouk, who became her manager, but they later had an acrimonious divorce, media reports said.
Bill Warner......Private Investigator