Forensic auditors walk out of Lebanese central bank


The firm tasked with forensically auditing Lebanon’s central bank has ended its involvement after facing persistent obstruction, the country’s caretaker finance minister said.

Ghazi Wazni told reporters on November 20 that Alvarez & Marsal had quit the job. The US-based firm ended its involvement after the Bank of Lebanon spent several months refusing to hand over documents, he told outlets including Al-Jazeera. 

Central bank governor Riad Salameh has repeatedly denied charges that there is

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