Former Syrian PM Implicated in Fraud over Airbus Deal

Published June 25th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Late Syrian prime minister Mahmoud Zu’bi and two members of his government were guilty of fraud surrounding an order of Airbus planes, the state-run SANA press agency said Saturday. 

An investigation into the 1996 order of Airbus A-320 airplanes for state-run Syrianair found "serious violations of the law" that included major financial damages, SANA said. 

Zu’bi was removed from office earlier this year and put under investigation for corruption. He committed suicide May 21. 

Also accused are former vice prime minister Salim Yassin and former transportation minister Mufid Abdel Karim, both of whom have been arrested and whose assets have been sequestered -- DAMASCUS (AFP) 



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