A Lebanese judge said Tuesday that he has imposed a travel ban on Banque du Liban governor Riad Salameh, who is being investigated for embezzlement. in home and abroad.
Judge Ghada Aoun told Reuters the ban was part of a Lebanese investigation he directed into the actions of Salameh, who … His tenure as central bank governor has been the subject of increasing scrutiny since Lebanon fell in an economic crisis in 2019.
The governor of the Banque du Liban had said in a previous interview that Lebanon’s obtaining, in thanks to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, a support of between 12 and 15 billion dollars, it would help to revive the economy and restore confidence.
He explained: “Our stake in the IMF is four billion and countries can add to it through the fund, which means we can reach between $ 12 and $ 15 billion,” noting that “this amount helps Lebanon to relaunch and restore confidence “.
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