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Jordan PM linked to controversial casino deal
Files obtained by Al Jazeera show Maroof Bakhit granted deal, despite law explicitly forbidding gambling.
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 11:56

Documents obtained by Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit shows that the prime minister of Jordan personally authorised a 2007 casino deal.

Maroof Bakhit approved of the deals, despite going against the warning of the justice minister who said that it would violate Jordanian law, which explicitly forbids gambling.

The scandal has caused controversy as an investigation cleared Bakhit from any wrongdoing.

It also raise serious questions about the man leading the current investigation.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El Shamayleh reports from Amman.

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