European authorities freeze Lebanese governor’s assets

Central Bank of Lebanon governor Riad Salameh

Prosecutors in five European countries have frozen assets belonging to Lebanon’s central bank governor Riad Salameh as part of an investigation into money laundering.

The European Union’s Agency for Criminal Justice Co-operation said authorities in Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Monaco had frozen €120 million ($133.3 million) in assets on March 25. Eurojust said on March 28 that the main investigation concerned “five suspects accused of money laundering”. It said authorities were

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