BEIRUT — The Attorney General at the Court of Appeal of Mount Lebanon, Ghada Aoun, on Tuesday officially submitted an appeal against a decision by the disciplinary board of magistrates to remove her from office, she confirmed to L'Orient-Le Jour.
Aoun presented her appeal, a 66-page document, within the permitted two-week period since the board's May 4 decision.
Until a final decision on the appeal is made by the High Disciplinary Council, Aoun can continue to practice her duties as Attorney General at the Court of Appeal.
Since early May, Aoun has initiated a series of prosecutions in open cases against BankMed and Banque Du Liban (BDL) governor Riad Salameh, as well as Salameh's wife Nada and the actress Stephanie Saliba, reputedly close to the governor, all on suspicions of illicit enrichment.
Proceedings were also launched against the Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB), where Saliba allegedly has large amounts of money.