An Iraqi investigating judge has issued an arrest warrant for Ahmad Chalabi -- a prominent former member of the now-defunct Iraqi Governing Council.
Judge Zuhair al-Maliky said Sunday Mr. Chalabi appeared to have been counterfeiting old Iraqi money and exchanging it for new money issued after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Mr. Chalabi has categorically denied the charges, telling CNN television he is "being set up" on what he called a "political charge" and a "total lie."
The judge said he had also issued an arrest warrant on murder charges for Mr. Chalabi's nephew Salem -- the head of the special tribunal trying former dictator Saddam Hussein.
Reports say Salem Chalabi is wanted in connection with the killing of an Iraqi official earlier this year. Salem Chalabi has denied any involvement.