Bassil's Lawyer Says Graft Lawsuit Part of 'Defamation Campaign'

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Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil’s lawyer Majed Boueiz on Friday described a graft lawsuit filed against the FPM leader as part of a “defamation campaign” targeting him.

“Some media outlets have published a report saying that a lawyer has filed a false lawsuit against minister Bassil over alleged and baseless offences,” Boueiz said.

“The false news cited in the lawsuit over a purported commission from the Qatari grant, as initially reported by ad-Diyar newspaper, had been the subject of a lawsuit filed by minister Bassil against the person who published the report,” the lawyer noted.

The journalist “confirmed before the judiciary that the report was false and signed a written acknowledgement in this regard,” the lawyer added.

Boueiz also pointed out that the allegations about suspicious deals in the electricity sector had also been the subject of lawsuits that resulted in the “conviction” of “those who circulated the rumors.”

“It is obvious that this lawsuit and other false lawsuits are part of the defamation campaign that is targeting minister Bassil for reasons that are clear to everyone,” the lawyer went on to say.

Bassil himself later tweeted about the issue and thanked the person who filed the lawsuit, while calling the claims "baseless and based on a fabricated article."

"This is a new chance to unveil the truth, defeat rumors and expose unjust accusations," Bassil added.

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Comments 5
Thumb farsical.resistance 5 days

The corrupt embezzling dwarf is not worried about the embezzlement charges. He'll strike a deal with hezballs and allies. It's what the senile demented army deserter his pappy in law did before he returned from exile. His deal had the accusations of embezzlement thrown out in return for an oath of complete blind loyalty and another stint in B3abda.

Missing samiam 5 days

He has a lawyer already----who else is not shocked by this?

Thumb whyaskwhy 5 days

Lol his time is coming too. He is now feeling the fear from what the people have been saying about him and his usual family impunity is starting to tear at the seam with comments from Rokoun.....

Thumb gebran_sons 5 days

Ha ha! No one can hide anymore or use his sect or party to bail him out. Not even top politicians regardless who they are. However it is important to keep in perspective that as individuals may steal millions, parties may cause billions in damage. Where are the courageous judges that will bring hizballah and its leaders to trial for the hundreds of billions in economic loss it caused our economy, its illegal communication infrastructure, its illegal crossings? Did they ever paid taxes on the rockets they imported or they consider it still belonging to Iran and under its command?

Thumb s.o.s 5 days

Héla héla ho!