Head of Lebanon's Higher Relief Committee Ibrahim Bashir. (File photo/The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon’s Higher Relief Committee, already in custody in connection with embezzling public funds, faced Wednesday more charges in another fraud case.
Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim filed new charges against Bashir and another female HRC employee, charging them with bribery and embezzlement.
Ibrahim referred the case and the defendants to Beirut Investigative Judge Ghassan Oweidat.
Bashir, his wife and another Lebanese couple were charged in November with embezzling public funds and transferring them to private accounts abroad. The four were also charged with money laundering.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Economy Minister Alain Hakim vowed Monday to step up efforts to secure financing aimed at helping farmers to export...
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two Syrian nationals in east Lebanon overnight Monday, the National News Agency reported.
A Beirut court Monday decided not to go forward with the land case against a former aide of MP Walid Jumblatt over...
Beirut’s Criminal Court approved Tuesday the release on bail of Ibrahim Bashir, the former head of the Higher Relief...
Two men who were suspected of working with ISIS to set off a car bomb in Beirut were released Monday over lack...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE