are currently underway with a Lebanese business man holding a French
citizenship, accused of corruption in the 'Karachi' bribes scandal in
the case of money laundering, after being arrested with 1.5 million
Euros in cash, Libyan judicial sources reported.
The same sources
stated that Ziad Takiyeddine, who is accused of being involved in a
series of illegal political funding operations in France, was arrested
with the aforementioned amount of cash while returning from Libya on
board a private plane in March 2011, before the overthrow of the Libyan
president Mouammar Qaddafi.
The "Karachi" scandal included an
attack that took place in Pakistan in March 2002, when 14 people were
killed including 11 French maritime engineers, and doubts cast over
illegal political funding.
In this context, the accusations
indicate that part of the cash was transferred to fund the campaign
conducted by the former French Prime Minister Édouard Balladur who
became the right-wing candidate in the French presidential elections of