Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

The Lebanese judiciary has received a request for assistance from Switzerland over an investigation into money transfers allegedly made by central bank chef Riad Salameh, a judicial source told AFP. The investigation is looking into $400 million allegedly transferred out of Lebanon, despite tight restrictions, by Salameh, his brother, his assistant and financial institutions linked to the central bank, the source said. Salameh’s office issued a statement denying the allegations, which were first carried by Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar newspaper. “All claims of alleged money transfers abroad, whether ma…

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