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Jordan's ex-intelligence chief detained on charges of corruption, money laundering

(Xinhua)

14:11, February 10, 2012

AMMAN, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi was ordered detained Thursday for two weeks, awaiting further investigations, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Amman's Prosecutor General Judge Mohammad Surani charged Dahabi of embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of his post, it reported.

Dahabi, who served as chief of the intelligence between 2005 and 2008, is accused of money laundering of about 30 million dinars (5.2 million U.S. dollars), according to local news websites.

His bank accounts and his two houses in a wealthy area of Amman called Dabouq were seized, according to local news reports.

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