Algeria's Billionaire Kouninef Brothers Placed in Temporary Custody

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

Police officers wait near a prisoner transport vehicle by the gate of a court, after businessmen suspected of corruption were driven into the building in Algiers, Algeria April 23, 2019.
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ALGIERS, April 24 (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.