Riad Salameh Was Just Summoned For Questioning In Lebanon

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has been summoned for questioning over allegations that include money laundering and tax evasion.
Nidaa Al-Watan

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has been summoned for questioning over allegations that include money laundering and tax evasion.

Salameh was summoned by the State Prosecution, which tasked the Central Criminal Investigation Department with informing Salameh of the necessity of appearing before Judge Jean Tannous on August 1st, judicial sources told Sawt Beirut International.

Salameh, along with his brother Raja and his assistant at the Banque du Liban, is now a defendant in a case that involves allegations of money laundering, embezzlement, forgery, tax evasion, illicit enrichment.

Judge Tannous has reportedly launched investigations, conducted several raids, and collected evidence and documents that support the case against the official.

The summoning comes after reports that French anti-corruption judges had opened an investigation into Salameh, around two months after an investigation was launched in Switzerland regarding money transfers allegedly linked to him.

Salameh‘s personal wealth was the subject of another probe launched in France in June, which investigated alleged money laundering.

Salameh had previously denied similar allegations and maintained that he was being targeted by a media and political campaign.


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Riad Salameh Was Just Summoned For Questioning In Lebanon

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