19-01-2020 11:40 AM Jerusalem Timing

Hariri Facing Lawsuit over Unpaid Debts: Al-Akhbar

Hariri Facing Lawsuit over Unpaid Debts: Al-Akhbar

It has been a while now since former PM Saad Hariri, listed as one of the 100 richest men in the world, started facing silent protests by Future party employees who haven’t been receiving any salaries.

It has been a while now since former PM Saad Hariri, listed as one of the 100 richest men in the world, started facing silent protests by Future party employees who haven’t been receiving any salaries.

Saad Hariri and JacketAl-Akhbar daily reported Friday that Hariri seems to be overcoming his crisis, as he recently paid his debts, according to sources in the party. 

However, the paper pointed out that this partial financial relief was limited to the party and its employees, as Hariri have not yet paid the debts he have in his political work and business.

“The evidence,” Al-Akhbar revealed, “is a lawsuit in the Lebanese judiciary by a Jordanian transportation agency against Saad Hariri.”

“This lawsuit is against Hariri in person, and it demands him to pay three million US dollars to the complainant who says it is the second part of the money Hariri was supposed to pay for transportation services to passengers from the Gulf to Lebanon in 2009,” the Lebanese daily added.

“The agreement was that the agency gets paid eight million dollars, but it only received five million,” Al-Akhbar said, indicating that “the lawsuit also mentions services that Hariri presented in 2009 to transport Lebanese from Beirut to participate in the parliamentary elections then, which is also considered electoral bribery.”

In a similar context, and after wide landed properties for Hariri family in Lebanon were put on sale, Al-Akhbar knew that Saudi Oger (owned by Saad Hariri and his brothers) also put a big number of landed properties that it owns in Saudi Arabia on sale for their need for cash money.