Lebanon probe receives account data on CB governor’s brother
A Lebanese probe into alleged embezzlement and money laundering by the central bank governor and his brother received new account information on the brother, two judicial sources said, in a development that could advance the investigation.
This comes after the Special Investigation Commission at the Banque du Liban and other Lebanese banks refrained, seven months ago, from handing over to the Discriminatory Public Prosecution Riad and Raja’s account statements.
In September 2021, Judge Jean Tannous, the discriminatory attorney general, had written to five banks (Aouda, Banque Misr and Lebanon, Mediterranean, Credit Libanais, and Saradar), requesting the statements before raiding them in January of this year, but the discriminatory public prosecutor prevented him from continuing his mission.
Central Bank Chief Riad Salameh is facing judicial probes in Lebanon and at least five European nations into the alleged embezzlement of at least $330 million in public funds by him and his younger brother, Raja.