Zuhair Maliky, chief judge of Iraq's Central Criminal Court, has said that the counterfeiting case against Iraqi politician and former Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi (profile from BBC News) has been "temporarily dismissed" due to insufficient evidence. An arrest warrant had been issued for Chalabi after police found counterfeit Iraqi dinars in a house where Chalabi was living, but Maliky said that there was not sufficient proof that Chalabi owned the house. Tuesday's Washington Post has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Ahmed Chalabi says charges against him have been dropped
- Ahmed Chalabi sues Jordan, seeks to clear name
- Ahmed Chalabi returns to Iraq to face charges