Lebanese judge orders probe into central bank chief to continue

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Central Bank of Lebanon governor Riad Salameh

A senior judge in Lebanon effectively ordered an investigation into alleged corruption by the country’s central bank governor to continue.

Lebanon’s chief prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat last week requested a lower court to file several criminal charges against governor Riad Salameh and un-named associates, Reuters reported. The judge in the case, Ziad Abu Haidar, asked to recuse himself, saying he had publicly expressed opinions on it.

But on June 16, a higher court rejected the judge’s request

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