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Issuance of a travel ban against the Governor of the Banque du Liban

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Today, Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor in Mount Lebanon, Judge Ghada Aoun, issued a travel ban against Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, who is being prosecuted by Switzerland, France and Luxembourg.

Information reported to “Al-Jadeed” channel that “Judge Aoun issued a travel ban against Riad Salameh by sea, land and air, based on the complaint submitted by the legal department of the People Wants to Reform the System Group represented by lawyers Haitham Ezzo and Pierre Gemayel.”

In April, the Lebanese judiciary opened a local investigation into Salameh’s wealth and its source, after he was targeted by an investigation in Switzerland on suspicion of involvement in embezzlement cases, before he was also targeted with an investigation in France and a complaint in Britain.

In August 2021, the discriminatory Public Prosecution in Lebanon interrogated Salameh in cases including embezzlement of public funds and tax evasion.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project had published in several investigations that Salama owns three companies registered in Luxembourg with nearly $100 million in assets, while his brother Raja owns one company registered in his name.

In a statement last November, Salama considered that “there is a systematic and programmed campaign to undermine me,” and said that he had handed the prime minister a report “that includes an audit of my personal accounts and the accounts raised in the media.”

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Source: “The New” + RT