Abdul Latif Fneish Appoints Salameh as his Defense Attorneyإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Abdul Latif Fneish, who has received arrest warrants for involvement in an illegal medications scandal in November, has appointed lawyer Rashad Salameh as his defense attorney, the pan-Arab al-Hayat daily quoted Salameh as saying on Friday.
Fneish, the brother of Minister of State for Administrative Reform Mohammad Fneish, will be tried for forging certificates of laboratory tests, media reports said.
Salameh asked General Prosecutor Judge Hatem Madi to set an early date for his client's appearance in court, the daily added.
Madi issued in November a search and investigative warrant in absentia against two people, including Fneish over the illegal medications case.
According to reports, the warrant also included the name of Fouad Ahmed Wehbeh over links to forging certificates of laboratory tests and illegally importing medications.
Salameh has previously defended the former Lebanese Army officer and politician Fayez Karam who was convicted of passing information to Israel.
Moreover, Salameh was appointed recently on Syria's behalf to prosecute former Premier Saad Hariri, al-Mustaqbal MP Oqab Saqr, and Syrian opposition member Louay al-Meqdad, on behalf of the Syrian state for allegedly arming the Syrian revolution.