Local media reported on Monday that Mount Lebanon’s public prosecutor had been subjected to disciplinary action again.
Claim: State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat has referred Judge Ghada Aoun to judicial inspection.
Verdict: False. The State Prosecutor’s office has denied the claim.
The National News Agency and other local media reported on Monday that Judge Oueidat had referred Judge Aoun to judicial inspection after she had prevented Appeal Attorney-General Judge Samer Lishaa from lifting the seals of the Mecattaf company.
This. the reports said, was after Judge Aoun informed Lishaa that she was still conducting investigations into the Mecattaf case and would not lift the seals before the investigations were over.
“The State Prosecution denies the news published on the website of the National News Agency regarding the fact that State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat had referred Mount Lebanon Public Prosecutor Judge Ghada Aoun to the Judicial Inspection Authority,” the State Prosecution said in a statement later.
It’s worth noting that Judge Oueidat had recently dismissed Judge Aoun from cases of important financial crimes, handing the power over these cases to Judge Lishaa, in a decision that Aoun rejected and appealed.
Her appeal for the State Shura Council to undo Oueidat‘s decision was rejected last month.