Swiss authorities confirm investigation of Lebanon’s central bank

CBL governor Riad Salameh

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has confirmed it is investigating Lebanon’s central bank over allegations of money laundering and embezzlement.

News agency Reuters reported on January 19 that the OAG was investigating the Central Bank of Lebanon.

The OAG confirmed by email that it was carrying out an investigation “for aggravated money laundering (Article 305bis par. 2 of the Swiss Criminal Code) in connection with possible embezzlement to the detriment of the Banque du Liban

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