Spain's National Court announced Friday it had ordered Hussein Salem, a close associate to ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to be extradited to Egypt along with his son.
Salem, an ex-army and intelligence officer, had been closely linked to Mubarak since the early days of Mubarak's regime three decades ago.
Salem, his son Khaled and an associate described as a frontman were arrested in a wealthy Madrid suburb in June. Salem was being held on suspicion of money laundering and corruption.
Investigators froze $47 million (euro33 million) in accounts held by Salem and police also seized homes worth $14 million (euro10 million), including seven in the southern jet-set resort of Marbella.
Salem is alleged to have won lucrative land and other deals, including exporting gas to Israel, because of his close connections to Mubarak. The natural gas deal has been heavily criticized in Egypt.
Spanish investigators said the money frozen by Spain was funneled into Salem family and business accounts through a series of companies created by the alleged frontman, a Turkish citizen.
The Spanish court placed two conditions on the extraditions. It said both cases should be heard by juries other than those which were already trying them in absentia, and both men had the right to chose to return to Spain to serve out whatever sentences they get in Egypt.
Salem left Egypt a week before Mubarak was forced to resign in February 2011. Egyptian protesters have pressed for the prosecution of Mubarak and his cronies due to years of alleged abuse and corruption.