April 24, 2019 / 6:42 AM / in 25 days

Algeria's billionaire Kouninef brothers placed in temporary custody: Ennahar TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Four brothers from the Kouninef family - billionaires close to Algeria’s former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika - have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.

The four were arrested on Monday as part of an anti-graft investigation alongside Algeria’s wealthiest businessman, Issad Rebrab.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed in Algiers and Ahmed Tolba in Cairo; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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