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Forensic Audit: التدقيق الجنائي; Discussions and Updates. Thank You GMA for insisting!!!

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JustLeb

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https://www.lebanonfiles.com/articles/أبرز-العناوين/عون-اتمنى-ان-يأخذ-التحقيق-الجنائي-بعد-ر/

Good news if true.
But as usual in Lebanon we can't be optimistic because there are too much stuff going behind the scenes that empty any reforms from their meaning

اعرب رئيس الجمهورية العماد ميشال عون عن تقديره لاقرار مجلس النواب اليوم اقتراح قانون رفع السرية المصرفية عن كل من تعاطى في الشأن العام في مصرف لبنان والوزارات والادارات العامة، وربطه بالتدقيق الجنائي، معتبراً ان تجاوب المجلس مع الرسالة التي كان وجهها اليه في 24 تشرين الثاني 2020، تَرجَمَ رغبة الرئيس في ان يوضع ملف مكافحة الفساد موضع التنفيذ، "لانه الطريق الى تحقيق الاصلاحات المرجوة والتي ينادي بها الشعب اللبناني وتشجعنا عليها الدول والمنظمات الدولية."
واذ ثمّن الرئيس عون خطوة مجلس النواب، تمنى "ان يأخذ التدقيق الجنائي، بعد رفع السرية المصرفية، طريقه الى التنفيذ لادانة المرتكبين وفق الادلة التي ستتوافر نتيجة هذا التدقيق."

ma shefet 7ada menkon thayaj 3ala hal khabar, ya rafi2 @SeaAb ???
does it mean you don't trust it is serious ???
shou ya mounadel @Resign , what do you think? a hoax as usual ?
 

Patriot

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اعرب رئيس الجمهورية العماد ميشال عون عن تقديره لاقرار مجلس النواب اليوم اقتراح قانون رفع السرية المصرفية عن كل من تعاطى في الشأن العام في مصرف لبنان والوزارات والادارات العامة، وربطه بالتدقيق الجنائي، معتبراً ان تجاوب المجلس مع الرسالة التي كان وجهها اليه في 24 تشرين الثاني 2020، تَرجَمَ رغبة الرئيس في ان يوضع ملف مكافحة الفساد موضع التنفيذ، "لانه الطريق الى تحقيق الاصلاحات المرجوة والتي ينادي بها الشعب اللبناني وتشجعنا عليها الدول والمنظمات الدولية."
واذ ثمّن الرئيس عون خطوة مجلس النواب، تمنى "ان يأخذ التدقيق الجنائي، بعد رفع السرية المصرفية، طريقه الى التنفيذ لادانة المرتكبين وفق الادلة التي ستتوافر نتيجة هذا التدقيق."

ma shefet 7ada menkon thayaj 3ala hal khabar, ya rafi2 @SeaAb ???
does it mean you don't trust it is serious ???
shou ya mounadel @Resign , what do you think? a hoax as usual ?

Akid a hoax, boukra bel ta7qiq(if it even happened) they turn up all innocent.

This is not getting attention because nobody trusts these morons anymore
Including their own people.
 

Viral

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It’s our sectarian cultural disease. We are not allowed to clean up our shit we are told by a foreign authority…
I hope Batrak Rai is not disappointed now…


Swiss authorities ask Lebanon to cooperate on central bank probe | Reuters

Swiss authorities ask Lebanon to cooperate on central bank probe


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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Swiss authorities have opened an investigation into money transfers by Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, a Lebanese government official told Reuters on Tuesday.


Salameh denied any wrongdoing.

“Both the prime minister and the president are in the loop” on the inquiry which is also looking into Salameh’s brother and assistant, said the official who asked to remain anonymous.

The Swiss attorney general’s office said it had requested legal assistance from Lebanon in the context of a probe into “aggravated money laundering” and possible embezzlement tied to the Lebanese central bank.

But in responding to questions from Reuters, it did not say whether Salameh was a suspect and declined further comment.


A source familiar with the case said the Swiss asked Lebanese authorities via the embassy to ask Salameh, his brother and assistant “specific questions” about transfers abroad made in recent years that amount to nearly $350 million.

Lebanon’s crippled banking system is at the heart of a financial crisis that erupted in late 2019. Banks have since blocked most transfers abroad and cut access to deposits as dollars grew scarce.

The meltdown has crashed the currency, prompted a sovereign default and doomed at least half the population to poverty.

In response to Reuters questions about local media reports of a European inquiry, Lebanese Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm said she had received a request for cooperation from Swiss judicial authorities and submitted it to the public prosecutor. She did not elaborate.

A statement by Salameh dismissed any allegations about transfers by him, his brother or assistant as “fabrications”. He threatened to sue anyone who spreads them with harmful intent.

A former Merrill Lynch banker, Salameh has led Lebanon’s central bank since 1993, but the financial system’s collapse shook his reputation as a pillar of stability.

His role has come under scrutiny as foreign donors demanded a central bank audit and Salameh turned into a focus of anger for protesters last year.

He has defended his record as the heavily indebted state and the banking sector, its biggest creditor, trade blame for the crisis, rooted in decades of waste and graft.
 

Robin Hood

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Looks like Europe will end up doing the forensic audit, now that Trump is out and that the US is too busy from protecting Salamé.

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Viral

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LBC:

تقدّم النائب جميل السيّد، بصفته الشخصية كمواطن لبناني وبصفته النيابية كممثل عن الشعب اللبناني، بطلب رسمي إلى النائب العام التمييزي القاضي غسان عويدات، عبر وزارة العدل، لإدراجه بصفة شاهد طوعي أمام القضاء السويسري حصراً، للإدلاء بالمعلومات التي يملكها أو التي قد يُسأل عنها في التحقيق الذي تجريه السلطات السويسرية حول تحويلات مالية من حاكم مصرف لبنان وآخرين، ولا سيما حول القوانين والتعاميم والوقائع المتعلقة بعمل مصرف لبنان وبالتعاميم الصادرة عنه بما فيها تصريحات الحاكم العلنية التي كان يدعو فيها اللبنانيين ويطمئنهم تكراراً لإيداع دولاراتهم في لبنان في الوقت الذي كان يخرج أمواله منه، وبما يُعتَبر بمثابة سوء إستغلال للوظيفة العامة ومخالفاً لقوانين الفساد والإثراء غير المشروع.

وقد طلب السيّد من القاضي عويدات ضمّ نسخة عن طلبه كمستند رسمي إلى المراسلة التي سيُحيلها عويدات لاحقاً إلى السلطات السويسرية جواباً على طلب المساعدة القضائية الذي كان تلقّاه منذ أسبوعين للتحقيق بهذا الموضوع.
 

Viral

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Federal Prosecutor's Office investigates - Billions in flight money from Lebanon in Switzerland? - News - World Today News (world-today-news.com)

Federal Prosecutor’s Office investigates – Billions in flight money from Lebanon in Switzerland.

Switzerland may face another money laundering scandal. Banks are said to have accepted funds from Lebanon.
The notification from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (BA) is short and sweet: All she writes is that she is conducting criminal proceedings because money from the Lebanese central bank is said to have been hidden and laundered in Switzerland on a large scale; The BA therefore asked the Lebanese authorities for legal assistance.

Central bank chief in focus​

Finally something is happening, says SP National Councilor Fabian Molina with satisfaction. He’s been following this story for a long time. “The Federal Council, Federal Prosecutor and Finma have known for a long time that this money is in Switzerland. Nevertheless, it went so long before proceedings were initiated.

Lebanese media have long speculated that members of the top management there could have hidden state funds in Swiss banks. There was also read on Tuesday that the President of the Lebanese central bank was the focus of the investigation.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office does not confirm this; Nor does it say anything about why it is now investigating and whether it has blocked funds deposited here. However, it can be assumed that the funds will be blocked, as Molina speculates that there are a total of around two billion francs in Lebanese funds hidden in Switzerland.

Are the banks doing enough against money laundering?​

This raises the question of whether Swiss banks take their due diligence obligations seriously enough. For Molina it is clear: “Switzerland still has a bad money laundering system – the banks are obviously neglecting their duty of care.” In addition, the financial market regulator Finma lacked the will or the means to correct the “misconduct of the financial center”, according to Molina.

The bankers’ association states that the defense against money laundering is actually good. But if this still has holes, these would have to be plugged. A request to Finma as to how it assesses this and whether it is also investigating in the context of this story went unanswered.
 

Viral

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سويسرا تجمد 400 مليون دولار من حساب حاكم مصرف لبنان المركزي

•Jan 24, 2021


 
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