Lebanon judge orders seizure of properties owned by bank governor’s detained brother

Riad Salameh, Raja's older brother, was charged with illicit enrichment on March 25

Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh at a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon. Reuters

A Lebanese investigative judge has ordered the seizure of properties belonging to Raja Salameh, the central bank governor's brother, who was arrested last month and charged with complicity in illicit enrichment, a judicial source told Reuters.

A lawyer for Raja Salameh, who was detained on March 17, has denied the charges against him.

Central bank chief Riad Salameh, Raja's older brother, was charged with illicit enrichment on March 25. He also denies the charges against him.

Updated: April 21, 2022, 12:15 PM
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