Lebanon Verbally Informed by Germany of Arrest Warrant Against Central Bank Governor

(Reuters) —
Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh. (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir//File Photo)

Lebanon has been verbally informed by Germany of an arrest warrant against Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh “on charges of corruption, forgery … and money laundry and embezzlement,” a senior judicial source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Last Friday, France’s national financial prosecutor (PNF) confirmed in a statement that it has issued an arrest warrant for Salameh.

Salameh has denied any wrongdoing.

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