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Controversial Tunisian media mogul and previous presidential applicant Nabil Karoui was rearrested on Thursday in connection with an affair involving funds laundering and tax evasion, a judicial spokesman claimed.
A choose from a unit working with money crimes issued a warrant versus Karoui, spokesman for the device Mohsen Dali reported, incorporating that Karoui was detained on Thursday.
Karoui was arrested in August last year just after remaining indicted on tax evasion and dollars laundering fees stemming from a 2017 investigation.
Dali explained Karoui was rearrested in excess of the exact affair.
The business tycoon arrived 2nd in the to start with spherical of Tunisia’s presidential polls even with remaining in prison. He was produced times in advance of the runoff in Oct 2019.
Karoui also established the Qalb Tounes get together, which came second in last year’s legislative elections and now holds 30 of the chamber’s 217 seats soon after a string of resignations.
It is an ally of the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha get together, which holds the most seats.
Karoui established Tunisia’s major personal channel Nessma Tv set and offered himself as a candidate for the bad in the election.
He experienced burnished his reputation in latest decades with a charity present on Nessma in which he distributed family appliances to needy families.
Other politicians have frequently accused Karoui of corruption, and many proceedings have been opened from him and Nessma Television set, which broadcasts devoid of a licence.