After this die National Finance Advocate in France conducted a preliminary investigation into the assets of the governor of the Lebanese central bank, Riad Salameh in Europe had initiated, the President of the Bar Association, Pierre Olivier Sur, its representative, replied with a statement.
Salama’s agent believed the latter was facing a “media and political process” and listed it die in the French decision used terms back as there were many “exaggerations” indicating the extent of the manipulation, he said.
He also appealed to the attorney to be logical as there was no conclusive evidence for it die There are allegations.
“Criminal Affiliation and Money Laundering”
That statement came hours after a judicial source announced that France had opened an investigation into the property of the governor of the Lebanese central bank, Riad Salameh, so die France-Presse agency.
The investigative source and a legal source added that die Finance Prosecutor’s Office in After a similar move by Switzerland, Paris initiated an investigation into the criminal organization and money laundering by Salameh.
Last May was enough die French civil society “Sherpa”, together with a group of lawyers, brought a lawsuit against the French finance prosecutor over allegations of “corruption and money laundering” in Lebanon in a statement that die The complaint filed is not aimed only at “money laundering” operations. During the crisis in autumn 2019 “, but also in connection with the” acquisition of some luxury properties in France through the Lebanese private sector or public officials in the last few years “.
The governor of the Banque du Liban has meanwhile responded die Allegations of his real estate in France had been bought by him before he took office in 1993.
Responsible for the collapse of the lira
Notably, Salameh has been repeatedly accused by the government of Interim Prime Minister Hassan Diab of being responsible for the collapse of the Lebanese pound, the die worst economic disaster in the history of the country.
The governor of the Banque du Liban has been in office for months in Switzerland is under investigation on suspicion of money laundering and embezzlement of Banque du Liban’s funds when he was suspected of transferring funds abroad during the 2019 protests when he was preventing people from transferring funds abroad in the process.
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