Algeria’s billionaire Kouninef brothers placed in temporary custody

Billionaires close to Algeria’s former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been placed in temporary custody by a judge. (File photo: AFP)

Four brothers from the Kouninef family - billionaires close to Algeria’s former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika - have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.

The four were arrested on Monday as part of an anti-graft investigation alongside Algeria’s wealthiest businessman, Issad Rebrab.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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