Lebanon's Central Bank Governor faces arrest warrants for corruption
Lebanon's Central Bank Governor, Riad Salameh, is facing arrest warrants for corruption, forgery, money laundering, embezzlement and illicit enrichment. He has been accused of misusing public funds to accumulate real estate and banking assets concealed through a complex and fraudulent financial network. Salameh has denied any wrongdoing. He has been the target of a series of judicial investigations both at home and abroad. Interpol has issued a red notice for Salameh, and France has issued an international arrest warrant. Lebanon's caretaker interior minister, Bassam Mawlawi, has confirmed that Lebanon has received the Interpol notice and will implement it if the judiciary instructs him to do so. Salameh has been banned from travelling and his Lebanese and French passports have been confiscated.