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Probe into HRC’s Bashir case finalized

  • Head of Lebanon's Higher Relief Committee Ibrahim Bashir. (File photo/The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Beirut Investigative Judge Ghassan Oweidat finalized the probe into the case of embezzlement of public funds by the head of Lebanon’s Higher Relief Committee and his wife, a judicial source said Wednesday.

The source told The Daily Star that Oweidat referred the case to the Financial Crimes Prosecutor to make recommendations.

HRC head Ibrahim Bashir, his wife, Raja, 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.

 
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