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Dec 06 2012
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Investigations ongoing with Lebanese citizen in money laundering case

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Investigations ongoing with Lebanese citizen in money laundering case

Investigations 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.            
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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 1995.
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