Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
11:45 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
22 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Court decision opens way for LBC ownership trial
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea speaks during a press conference in Maarab, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
A+ A-

BEIRUT: The Court of Cassation overruled Wednesday the dismissal of an indictment accusing LBCI owner Pierre Daher of fraud in the station’s ownership battle with Lebanese Forces. The trial can now begin based on that indictment.

Headed by Judge Joseph Samaha and member counselors, the court accepted the original indictment issued by the Beirut investigating magistrate in October of 2010 accusing Daher of embezzlement, fraud and abuse of trust in assuming control over the station.

The LF filed suit in November 2007 against Daher in an ownership dispute – the channel was established by the then-militia in 1985 during the Lebanese Civil War.

The indictment also accused Daher of selling the station and dividing it into smaller companies.

Daher has maintained that LF leader Samir Geagea forgot he sold him LBC in 1992 for $5 million after the LF’s relationship with state authorities had begun to deteriorate, making it impossible for the LF to obtain a license to operate a television station.

Daher’s lawyers challenged the indictment at the Beirut Prosecutor’s office who accepted it earlier this year, citing the fact that the statute of limitations had passed, apparently due to the transfer of the station in the early 1990s from LF control.

The decision prompted the party to challenge the prosecutor’s decision. The case was then referred to the Appeals Court.

 
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

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.

comments powered by Disqus
More from
Youssef Diab
 
 
Lebanon charges 38 over Tripoli clashes
 
 
Judge issues arrest warrant for pro-Assad figure
 
 
Army dismantles car bomb in east Lebanon
 
 
Judge issues 200 warrants, including for Tripoli gunmen
 
 
Military Prosecutor recommends indicting 21 people in Tripoli twin bombings
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Friday April 18, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Putin will keep rolling, until Obama says no
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS