Georges Koussayfi Accused of Fraud

Six workers paid George thousands to help them become documented. He took their money and disappeared.


Georges Koussayfi


See how Georges made use of the Kafala system to rip off at least 6 Ethiopians


This Is Lebanon has been contacted by six different workers who informed us that they have been exploited by an alleged criminal named Georges Koussayfi. The workers paid Georges a total of 23,600,000 LL and $2380 USD to obtain residency permits. The workers informed us of a similar pattern where Georges promised them that he had contacts within General Security at Baabda who would help him obtain the permits for them. In one of the many voice notes - reviewed by This is Lebanon - he sent the women, he says:

“I’m doing the papers ‘under the table’."

We give them to Milad who takes the passports to someone at the embassy and pays them. When they are at General Security we start with their papers.” Despite Georges’ many promises, the papers were never done and he disappeared. This is Lebanon has also obtained information indicating that Georges was previously in prison. The kafala system is the perfect breeding ground for such criminal behaviour.

The People

"He's scamming girls and stealing their money."

Georges Koussayfi
Six Ethiopians


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اتصلت بجمعية "هذا لبنان" ست عاملات مختلفات لإبلاغنا أنه تم استغلالهن من قبل مجرم اسمه جورج قصيفي على حدّ قولهن. دفعت العاملات لجورج مبلغاً يصل  إلى 23,600.000 ليرة لبنانية و 2,380 دولاراً أمريكياً للحصول على تصاريح إقامة. وقد أبلغتنا العاملات عن نمط مماثل وعدهن فيه جورج بأن لديه اتصالات داخل الأمن العام في بعبدا تساعده في الحصول على تصاريح الإقامة لهن. في إحدى الرسائل الصوتية العديدة،تم التدقيق فيها من "هذا لبنان"، والتي قام بإرسالها إلى السيدات، قال: "إني أقوم بإعداد الأوراق "تحت الطاولة". نعطيهم لميلاد الذي يأخذ جوازات السفر لأحدهم في السفارة ويدفع لهم. عندما يصلون إلى الأمن العام نبدأ بأوراقهن". وعلى الرغم من وعود جورج الكثيرة، لم تُنجز الأوراق مطلقاً واختفى. كما حصل "هذا لبنان" على معلومات تشير إلى أن جورج كان سابقاً في السجن. إن نظام "كفالة" يشكل أرضاً خصبة مثالية لمثل هذا السلوك الإجرامي.


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