Lebanon central bank boss faces charges over forex scam

A Lebanon judge on Thursday referred central bank chief Riad Salameh to judicial investigation over his mishandling of a foreign currency scheme meant to stem skyrocketing food prices, a judicial source said. “Mount Lebanon general prosecutor Ghada Aoun has referred to judicial investigation central bank chief Riad Salameh and head of the central bank’s Banking Control Commission, Mayya Dabbagh, on charges of professional negligence and breach of public trust” the source told AFP. The decision came after Aoun found cracks in a central bank scheme meant to sell dollars to food producers and imp…

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