FINANCE PROSECUTOR HEARS SALEM ZAHRAN'S TESTIMONY IN BDL HOUSING LOAN CASE
Wednesday 25th of July 2018
State Prosecutor of Finance, Judge Ali Ibrahim, has heard today the testimony of journalist Salem Zahran in the affair of housing loans granted to financiers, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.
Zahran also submitted to the Prosecutor documents backing his claims.
Earlier this week, Zahran, also Director of the "Media Focal Center," sparked controversy when he revealed that a number of politicians, including former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, were benefiting from large housing loans. According to the journalist, the Mikati Group alone obtained a total of $14M in housing credits from the Central Bank (bdl).
The Mikati Group later issued a statement denying any involvement in the current housing loan crisis.