Rifi accuses Basil of corruption and holds him responsible for theft of $26 billion


ashraf rifiFormer justice minister Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi  accused on Monday  Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil  of corruption and of   being “responsible for the theft of $26 billion.”

“The spoiled child and wonderkid Minister Jebran Bassil is boasting and acting as if he’s done us a favor by inaugurating an electrical substation in Tripoli which took seven years in the making although it should have only taken seven months,” Rifi said about Basil who also heads up the  Free Patriotic Movement .

“I tell Jebran Bassil, ‘Your party has assumed the responsibility of the ministry of energy and electricity for more than 12 years now and the deficit has exceeded $26 billion because of the FPM,’” the ex-minister charged.

“This is the money of our children and we will hold you accountable like and we demand the  return  of the funds to the Lebanese treasury,” Rifi vowed.

Rifi challenged Basil to meet in court over corruption :

 “These billions are going to the pockets of electricity mafias. Today Lebanon needs 4,000 megawatts which do not cost more than $4 billion. Where is financial accountability? You say that you will sue us if we accuse you of corruption and I dare you to meet us in court.”

“The FPM and Jebran Bassil are responsible for the theft of $26 billion and after the elections we will demand the prosecution of the corrupts,” Rifi went on to say.



5 responses to “Rifi accuses Basil of corruption and holds him responsible for theft of $26 billion”

  1. Tell us who in politics is not:
    1. A liar
    2. A thief
    3. A murderer
    4. A thug
    5. Corrupt
    The whole bunch of them should be jailed and if the above is true must be charged, prosecuted, and executed.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar

      Une vérité de La Palice..

  2. Danny Farah Avatar
    Danny Farah

    Well a lot of Politicians benefit from their position but Bassil topped them all. I know people who lives in the same town and they said he had an average home barely owned any properties. Now he owns the town practically and travels with convoys in SUV’s loaded with security guards. He has billions of dollars in banks.. That’s a dream job many wishes to have it. I guess not only getting handsomely paid by Iran to do their biddings, he is ripping Lebanon out of money that could have build at least electricity 24 hours a day. Also he promised it for many years and yet he argues against his accusers as if he was right not to do it and they are wrong.

  3. For example in Australia, Canada, England and other countries that are run on free elections with no crap, a politician would earn on average $250,000 US per year. They live in houses an average person has.
    Now in Lebanon the smallest politician holding the smallest portfolio has at least 2 or three palaces outside Lebanon. How does this work. Thieves that’s what they all are.

  4. Theyre all crook. so there wasn’t a royal commission of the sort to explain where all the billions went?

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