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Riad Salameh leads new list of complaints from Ghada Aoun

Riad Salameh leads new list of complaints from Ghada Aoun

Judge Ghada Aoun departs the villa of Banque du Liban governor Riad Salameh after a search, June 22, 2022. (Photo: Reuters / Mohamed Azakir)

BEIRUT — Mount Lebanon Public Prosecutor Ghada Aoun filed a complaint against Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh Thursday, a day after she accompanied a raid State Security conducted on his home in Rabieh, a judicial source confirmed to L’Orient Today.

Here’s what we know:

  • Aoun also filed complaints against several other parties — four former central bank deputy governors, BDL employees, international consulting firm Deloitte, which audited BDL in 2018, and former Finance Ministry director Alain Bifani. The complaint was filed to Mount Lebanon lead investigating judge Nicolas Mansour.

  • The accusations leveled at Salameh include malpractice, concealing BDL losses and breach of trust to those involved. Contrary to certain local media reports, no arrest warrant has been issued, as only the investigating judge can take such action.

  • The BDL chief and his brother Raja Salameh are also part of a judicial investigation into Forry Associates Ltd, the latter being an economic beneficiary of the company, in which they are accused of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, illicit enrichment and tax evasion.


BEIRUT — Mount Lebanon Public Prosecutor Ghada Aoun filed a complaint against Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh Thursday, a day after she accompanied a raid State Security conducted on his home in Rabieh, a judicial source confirmed to L’Orient Today.Here’s what we know:  • Aoun also filed complaints against several other parties — four former central bank deputy governors,...