Reuters Iraq Bureau Chief reported this morning that the U.S. Treasury has sanctioned former Lebanese central bank governor Riad Salameh, along with his brother Raja, his son Nadi, his aide Marianne Howayek and his lover Anna Kosakova. Al Arabiya also confirmed the story and referred to a notice posted on the Treasury Department website.
This comes only one week after Salameh left office. All are suspected of money laundering.
BREAKING – U.S. Treasury sanctions former Lebanese central bank governor Raid Salameh
-His brother Raja
-His son Nadi
-His romantic partner Anna Kosakova
-His aide Marianne Howayek.
(All are suspects in embezzlement/laundering of $100s of millions)
— Timour Azhari (@timourazhari) August 10, 2023