Lebanon’s central bank chief personal wealth under probe by France
Paris financial prosecutors have opened a preliminary probe into criminal association and money laundering by Salameh, a source close to the investigation and a judicial source said, following a similar move by Switzerland.
Its findings could shed light onto the origins of the 70-year-old former Merrill Lynch banker’s wealth.
In post since 1993 and once hailed by political and business leaders, Salameh has been repeatedly accused by the government of caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab of being responsible for the collapse of the Lebanese pound.
Lebanese people are suffering from economic crisis yet those in the government are thriving.