Who says that only the crypto industry has a problem? The FIAT regiment is much worse, including regulators. According to SwissInfo, Lebanese authorities charged long-time central bank governor Riad Salameh, his brother Raja Salameh, and his assistant Marianne Howayek with money laundering, embezzlement, and illicit enrichment. Salameh has been heading Banque du Liban (BDL) since 1993. He is the longest-serving central bank governor in the world.
The National News Agency reported last week that Riad Salameh, Raja Salameh, and his assistant Marianne Howayek had been charged with embezzling public funds, forgery, illicit enrichment, money laundering, and violation of tax law.
The charges are the product of an 18-month probe by Lebanon into whether Salameh and his brother Raja embezzled millions of dollars from the central bank between 2002 and 2015. Judicial authorities in at least five European countries are investigating the Salameh brothers over the same allegations. The brothers have denied the charges.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland initiated ongoing criminal proceedings for serious suspicion of money laundering in October 2020. Allegedly, millions of dollars have already been frozen.
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) has also been conducting preliminary investigations into 12 Swiss banks “for months.” The names of the banks have not been made public.