Report: Foreign Ministry Covers Up for Corrupt Employee

Corruption scandals have reached the Lebanese embassy in Berlin as a report emerged to the surface on Wednesday that a gang is luring the Lebanese community in Germany to obtain the Lebanese nationality in return for large sums of money.

A report published in al-Joumhouria newspaper on Wednesday pointed out that the forgery is led by an employee at the embassy, who is deluding mainly married couples of Lebanese origin, that he can process their personal papers in exchange for an amount of money.

The newspaper said that several employees at the embassy and in Lebanon are covering up for the corruption scandal for personal interests.

According to the report, Lebanese Ambassador to Berlin Ramez Demachkieh has informed Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour about the fraud and took several measures against the employee, including a decision to end his service.

However, the foreign ministry failed to take any measures against the suspect and suspended the decision taken by the ambassador to fire him.

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