posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 06:31 AM
Ahmed Chalabi, who was charged by Iraq last week of counterfeiting, returned to Baghdad to face the accusation. He claims it is an effort to
discredit him politically. Chalabi's nephew, Salem, was also accused of being involved in the murder of the Iraqi Finance Ministry Official, he also
denies any involvement. Mithaal Alousi, a member of Chalabi's political party, said that the charges against Ahmed have been delayed and that the
Iraqi police have no immediate plans to arrest Chalabi. Chalabi's (Iraqi National Congress) party were expelled from their Baghdad HQ's by Iraqi
Intelligence agents and police on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has delayed implementing counterfeiting charges against politician Ahmad Chalabi, who returned to Baghdad to face the
accusations, an official in his political party said on Thursday.
Mithaal Alousi told reporters Chalabi had not seen the charges and had been informed that they "have been postponed."
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This story seems far from clear, why would Reuters say the charges have been delayed, but only quote a member of Chalabi's INC party as the source,
wouldn't this news need to be credited to an Iraqi government official since they were the ones who laid out the allegations last week. I will keep
looking for more reports which could clarify the current situation.
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