Son of former Liberian President charged in probe into missing millions

Charles Sirleaf, center, is escorted outside a court Monday in Monrovia, Liberia.

(CNN)The son of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been formally charged following an investigation into the unlawful printing of local currencies running into the millions of dollars.

On Monday, Charles Sirleaf, deputy governor of the central bank of Liberia (CBL), and two others -- Dorbor Hagba, director of banking, and Milton Weeks, the former bank president -- faced multiple charges, including economic sabotage, misuse of public funds and criminal facilitation, state media reported.
CNN has been unable to reach Charles Sirleaf, Hagba or Weeks for comment.
The three are being held without bail until a trial begins, according to state media. Two other bank officials wanted in the case are said to be on the run.
    An investigation into the alleged disappearance of bank notes worth more than $100 million -- about 4.75% of Liberia's gross domestic product -- was launched in October by the US-based investigative firm Kroll Associates Inc. at the direction of Liberia's government.
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