Jordan’s State Security Court Mulls Bringing Shamayleh From Abroad

Published February 28th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

The state security court in Jordan is examining many options to bring back the main suspect in the credit facilities fraud case from abroad while investigations continued throughout Eid al Adhha holiday.  


The prosecutor general released new lists imposing a lien on the properties of 140 persons. 


“The state security court will consider by this weekend extending the period of detention of the five suspects who were imprisoned for additional 15 days,” the Jordanian daily Al Rai reported in its Wednesday issue. 


The state owned paper cited banking sources as saying, “the court was embarking on actions to bring back home the main suspect Majd al Shamayleh who has fled the country to appear before the court. The paper added that the court had many options and noted that big efforts were being made to monitor his places of residence. 


In the same context, the paper cited a closed source to the auditing committees as saying, “ the auditing and financial transactions committees have gone far in their auditing operations which they began last Tuesday. These operations included all the transactions of Shamayleh and his partners with banks, firms and individuals. 


Banking sources said that the size of the problem has not been defined yet indicating that Jordan’s Central Bank needs to determine the size of loans for each bank separately in order to put an end to rumors in the banking sector and stock market. 


On the other hand the military prosecutor general, Mahmoud Ebaidat, decided to put a lien on the transferable and non-transferable properties of 14 families whose relatives were accused in the case. The latest list included also 73 persons bringing the number of those whose properties were frozen to 140. ( 

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