A French investigation into the wealth of the Governor of the Banque du Liban


Yesterday, it was announced that a French investigation had been opened into the wealth of the Governor of the “Banque of Lebanon” Riad Salameh, thus widening the criminal cases regarding the man, both internally and externally. The French investigation follows a Swiss investigation.

He revealed that an official “preliminary” investigation had been opened in France against Salama following two complaints against him to the National Financial Prosecution, which is qualified to consider this type of lawsuit, which in recent years has pursued a wide range of African officials on charges of illegal enrichment under a law whose name can be translated as {of Where did you get this?}.

According to a Lebanese banking source in Paris, Salameh’s situation has become “accurate” judicially and politically and would “influence the practice of his work as governor of the Banque du Liban” and he is the person entrusted, because of his job, to get Lebanon out of its monetary and financial crisis, and therefore his fate has become “a serious question.” ».

Politically, it is expected that this week will be decisive in the matter of forming a government, as a source confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri’s initiative is still “existing and livestock”, and that the coming days are enough to clarify positions away from maneuvering. The source quoted Berri as saying: “More than half of the progress has now been achieved, and what is required is a response to reach the other half, to provide conditions to facilitate the birth of the government.”

In the same context, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi warned that behind the obstruction of the formation of the government, he went to not hold the parliamentary elections, and then the presidential elections next year, accusing officials of “working to save themselves, not to save the country.”


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