Paris prosecutors have charged the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with corruption, an anti-graft group said Tuesday.
Rifaat al-Assad, 78, who was Syria's vice president in the 1980s, was placed under investigation in April for amassing a 90-million-euro ($100-million) fortune, including a stud farm and luxury apartments, despite being kicked out of Syria "with nothing" 30 years ago.
Sherpa, a Paris-based group that defends victims of corruption, told AFP Assad was charged on June 9.
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