Lebanon’s central bank chief grilled over alleged graft

A Lebanese judge questions central bank chief Riad Salameh over graft allegations as part of a probe into financial misconduct, a judicial source says.

Salameh, one of world’s longest-serving central bank governors, is facing a spate of allegations, including in Switzerland and France, over suspicions of money laundering and embezzlement.

Lebanon opened a probe into his wealth in April, after Switzerland requested assistance for an investigation into more than $300 million which Salameh allegedly embezzled out of the central bank with the help of his brother.

Salameh has repeatedly denied the accusations.

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