French magistrates will charge Lebanese governor, report says

Central Bank of Lebanon governor Riad Salameh

A French magistrate plan to formally charge Lebanon’s central bank governor with financial crimes, Reuters reports.

Aude Buresi plans to formally place criminal charges against Riad Salameh at a hearing in Paris on May 16, Reuters reported on April 21. 

A separate report on May 5 by newspaper Al-Akhbar said the Paris hearing had been postponed until May 23. Al-Akhbar said the hearing’s date was changed after Lebanese authorities entered into the case and requested copies of the files. The

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