Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Wednesday that he has asked a renowned audit firm to audit the transactions and investments that were subject to media “campaigns” against him.
Salameh said in a statement that the results of the audit firm invalidated “false information” that he has used public funds to pay fees to the Forry Associates Ltd. Company.
He added that he had never hidden his personal wealth and that he had revealed the sources of his personal wealth to the public in April 2020.
Salameh said he will share the audit report with the judicial authorities.
Salameh has been under investigation in Switzerland, France and Luxembourg on suspicion of serious money laundering and embezzlement from the central bank.
The Lebanese public suspect him and other high officials of transferring money abroad during a 2019 uprising, when ordinary people were prevented from doing so.