SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 October 2021, Saturday |

Riad Salameh is being questioned

Swat Beirut International (SBI) learned that Attorney General at the Court of Cassation, Judge Jean Tannous has questioned, in a second investigative session on Tuesday the Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, about suspicions related to the crimes of “embezzlement of public funds, forgery, illicit enrichment, money laundering and tax evasion.”

A well-informed judicial source confirmed that Salameh “handed over documents to the judiciary that would refute the suspicions against him.”

According to the same source, today’s session will not be the final session, but rather it will be completed with other procedures.

The source also revealed that “a meeting will be held next week through zoom application, between the Public Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat, in the presence of Judge Jean Tannous, who is in charge of the Lebanese investigation, with prosecutors in seven Western countries, including Switzerland, France and Britain, which had previously conducted investigations based on suspicions hovering around Salameh, linked to the embezzlement of funds and the smuggling of huge amounts of money from Lebanon to abroad.