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Businessman Ziad Takieddine arrested in Lebanon

Businessman Ziad Takieddine
  • Takieddine is needed over association in debasement and subsidizing Sarkozy’s mission
  • Takieddine had just been held for 10 days after Interpol wire to Lebanese legal executive

BEIRUT: The Information Division of the Lebanese Internal Security captured 70-year-old Lebanese French financial specialist Ziad Takieddine on Friday subsequent to accepting a message from Interpol.

The wire to the Lebanese Public Prosecution Office incorporated a capture warrant gave by French experts for Takieddine’s contribution in debasement and in financing the mission of previous French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Takieddine has been condemned by a French court to five years in jail.

A legal executive source affirmed Takieddine’s capture to Agence France Press (AFP) without uncovering subtleties.

Haitham Ezzo, a previous legal advisor for Takieddine, disclosed to Arab News that this was the second time the money manager has been captured since getting back to Lebanon.

“Takieddine was captured by Saida’s legal executive unit on November 13 on account of a case that has nothing to do with the French cases. Takieddine fled from France before a decision was given against him, as he is needed for a situation identified with previous President Nicolas Sarkozy. He was captured by the Lebanese legal executive dependent on an instance of misrepresentation documented by another legal counselor against him, and he was held for 10 days. As his legal counselors, we had the option to rescue him,” he said.

Ezzo noticed that Takieddine was remaining in Beirut when his first capture, and added that he was done speaking to the money manager since, following his delivery from jail three weeks prior, “we requested that he take care of our obligations which he didn’t do, so we decided to convey him an admonition, and we don’t have anything to do with his subsequent capture.”

Takieddine has a place with a Druze family from Baakleen of the Chouf locale in Mount Lebanon. He is a man with a wide organization of global associations and had apparently been a representative in various worldwide arms bargains. He has been portrayed by UK paper The Daily Telegraph as an arms vendor.

Legal executive sources revealed to Arab News that Takieddine has “numerous cases” recorded against him in Lebanon and abroad.