Central bank governor Riad Salameh will be questioned regarding charges of dereliction of duty, breach of trust, and violating an administrative regulation over the alleged misuse of millions of dollars, according to the National News Agency.
Suspicious work by the Central Bank was detected by Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Judge Ghada Aoun in the mechanism providing dollars at a subsidized rate to importers.
Instead, some currency exchangers were making a profit by selling these dollars on the black market, according to NNA.
Judge Aoun hence charged both Salameh and Maya Dabbagh, the head of the Banking Control Commission, and referred the case to the first Investigating Judge in Mount Lebanon, Nicolas Mansour.
Jude Mansour is set to begin with the interrogation of Salameh early next week, on February 8th.