Kuwait attorney asked to probe coup claim, graft scandals

Falah al-Hajraf, lawyer of a senior member of the ruling family Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, answers questions as he leaves a courthouse after filling a suit on June 16, 2014 in Kuwait CityKuwait’s premier and a senior royal filed two separate lawsuits to the attorney general on Monday demanding an investigation into allegations of a coup plot and a huge corruption case. The country was shaken two months ago after news surfaced about videotapes allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup against the government. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah sent a letter to the attorney general to investigate “allegations of money laundering, abuse of public funds and dealing with Israel,” made during a television interview, acting Justice Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah told state news agency KUNA. The accusations were made by Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, on Saturday.

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