U.S. watchdog will look into allegations Afghan’s Ghani took money from country

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Kabul (Reuters) – John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said on Wednesday his office would look into allegations that former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took millions of dollars with him when he left the country in August.

Ghani has said he left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money with him.

“We haven’t proven that yet. We’re looking into that. Actually, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked us to look into that,” Sopko told a House of Representatives subcommittee.