Lebanon Prosecutor Sends BDL Findings to Swiss Investigation

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Lebanon Prosecutor Sends BDL Findings to Swiss Investigation

Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat sent preliminary findings to Swiss authorities in response to their request for legal assistance in a probe into money laundering tied to the Central Bank, the state-run National News Agency reported Thursday.

Oueidat sent the information through diplomatic channels and asked in return to be provided with documents available to the Swiss investigators, NNA said.

The Swiss attorney general's office said last month it had requested legal assistance from Lebanon in the context of a probe into "aggravated money laundering" and possible embezzlement tied to the Lebanese Central Bank.

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh met with Oueidat on Jan. 21. He said at the time that he provided the prosecutor with all the answers to the questions that he had and which the Swiss public prosecutor had raised.

Salameh has denied allegations that BDL had transferred hundreds of millions of dollars abroad.

Source: Reuters