October 23, 2019 / 1:22 PM / 2 months ago

Former Lebanese PM Mikati denies illicit gains charges -advisor

BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Former Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati denied charges brought by a prosecutor involving illicit gains from subsidised housing loans, his communications adviser said on Wednesday, calling the case politically motivated.

Mikati’s adviser said the loans were purely commercial and met central bank regulations, and said the charges came in response to Mikati’s criticism of President Michel Aoun and support for protests targetting him and his government. (Reporting by Eric Knecht; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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