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Integrity: provisions to recover $ 15 billion inside and outside Iraq

 
Baghdad / Tariq Araji       
 
The Integrity Commission revealed the issuance of provisions for the recovery of funds worth more than $ 15 billion inside and outside Iraq, and while it pointed out that it has recovered more than 23 billion dinars to the state treasury during the past period, issued new recruiting orders against a number of other members of the dissolved Council of Maysan province. 
The director of the recovery department at the Commission, «morning»: «« his department is working to restore and follow up the smuggled Iraqi money resulting from corruption operations », stressing« the issuance of judgments during the past period recommends the recovery of amounts estimated at 15 billion and 631 million dollars ».
He added that «the Department was also able to book funds in dollars exceeding three million and 239 thousand, and in Jordanian dinars slightly exceeded one million, and in euros exceed 53 thousand, in addition to three thousand and 500 francs».

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2019/11/28 08:19
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Integrity recovers more than $ 15 billion in and out of Iraq

 

 

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Commission on Integrity, Thursday 28 November 2019, the issuance of provisions to recover funds exceeding $ 15 billion inside and outside Iraq.

The Director of Recovery Department in Integrity said in a press statement that "his department is working continuously to recover and follow up the smuggled Iraqi funds resulting from corruption operations, in addition to follow-up to the perpetrators of these operations inside and outside Iraq, confirming the issuance of the provisions of the past Dollars. "

He added that his department was also able to book funds in dollars exceeding three million and 239 thousand, and in Jordanian dinars slightly exceeded one million, and in euros exceed 53 thousand, in addition to three thousand and 500 francs.
The Director of Recovery Department said that "integrity also managed to recover the amount exceeded 565 thousand dollars, and more than two million and 329 thousand pounds sterling, and nearly 12 million euros, in addition to the recovery of amounts from inside Iraq exceeding 23 billion and 500 million dinars, as well as more than About 500 thousand dollars. "

He stressed that "his department has also worked to activate the recovery of the accused and the convicted, as it currently has 644 files, of which 426 files have been completed, while the number of convicted persons required by this file, 189," he pointed out that the success of the perpetrator The foreign judiciary, while the number of convicted persons arrested by States and refused to extradite them to Iraq, is 23. "

"The countries where the convicts were arrested are: Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Lebanon, Poland, Iran, Syria and Turkey. The most prominent countries where fugitives are wanted by the Iraqi authorities are Jordan, Turkey and Syria," he said.

On the most prominent obstacles facing the work of his department, the Director of the Recovery Department in the Commission on Integrity that many of the most prominent obstacles not to use bilateral international relations to serve the file of the recovery of Iraq's funds abroad, and the weakness of the formation of Iraqi delegations negotiated with the technical terms of negotiation The demands of Iraq from those countries, which is a serious and good opportunity for Iraq to recover its funds and dual nationality, as most convicted fugitives have another nationality and that those countries do not allow the extradition of their citizens to another country. "

He stressed that the Commission has developed solutions that work to implement in coordination with the relevant authorities to overcome these obstacles, including that the Commission proposed to the three presidencies to provide delegations with a list of convicts and looted funds coupled with the files organized by the Commission when the negotiation of the Commission represented by those delegations to submit these files and participate in the discussions with visiting delegations to Iraq from countries including file recovery. "

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2019/11/30 15:40
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Claims to the public prosecution to prevent the travel of officials and ministers through the use of their second nationality

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Member of the Parliamentary Integrity Commission, MP Alia Nassif, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, a request for the prosecution to prevent the travel of officials and ministers through the use of their second nationality.

"I ask the prosecution and the Iraqi judiciary to issue a travel ban for any minister or official and not to allow him to use his other nationality to leave the country," Nasif said in a tweet on Twitter.

"Prevention is at this particular time," she said, referring to the government's desire to resign.

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Sadr: Abd al-Mahdi's resignation not end of corruption

 

Sadrist Movement Leader Muqtada al-Sadr said on Friday that the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi was one of the revolution outcome, but does not mean the end of corruption.

Sadr thanked protesters and the Supreme Marja' as Abd Al-Mahdi has resigned, and proposed holding a public referendum to select a new prime minister.

Prime Minister's nomination should be through a popular referendum on five candidates, Sadr said, suggesting that ballot boxes be put in the squares of protests.

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Government Spokesman: Warrants of arrest, recruitment and seizure of funds will be issued within days against those

By Ali 30/11/2019 10:54 AM | Read

Government Spokesman: Warrants of arrest, recruitment and seizure of funds will be issued within days against those

Ahd News - Baghdad

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi revealed that new orders were issued against senior officials on suspicion of corruption.

Al-Hadithi said in a press statement followed by "Al-Ahd News" on Saturday, "There is a special central court for crimes of corruption, formed in coordination between the executive judiciary."

He added that "the court issued a decision to the investigative bodies of the courts of appeal in all the courts of Iraq to issue arrest warrants and the recruitment and seizure of funds to anyone found guilty of suspicion of corruption."

Al-Hadithi stressed that "dozens of recruitment, detention, arrest and even prison sentences have been issued against senior officials at the level of ministers, governors, members of the House of Representatives and members of provincial councils."

 

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Iraq to summon, prosecute more top officials over corruption soon: Senior authority
Saturday, 30 November 2019 4:11 PM  [ Last Update: Sunday, 01 December 2019 3:37 AM ]
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

This file picture shows a view of the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq building in the capital Baghdad. (Photo via Twitter)

A high-ranking Iraqi official says authorities are going to issue arrest warrants for a number of high-ranking officials and refer them to the judiciary for trial over charges of corruption, as part of the government's reforms after a wave of protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services hit the country.

Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told the official Iraqi News Agency on Saturday that a special central court, formed in coordination between executive and judiciary bodies, deals with important corruption cases

 

Hadithi added that the court has ordered investigative bodies in the courts of appeal nationwide to summon, issue arrest warrants and seize the assets of anyone found guilty of corruption.

He further highlighted that dozens of subpoenas have been issued, detentions have taken place and even prison sentences have been handed down to senior officials at the levels of ministers, governors, lawmakers and members of provincial councils.

“Work is underway in this regard, and other relevant decisions will be made within the next few days,” Hadithi pointed out.

On October 11, the Iraqi Supreme Anti-Corruption Council said in a statement that nine high-ranking officials had been referred to the judiciary to be prosecuted on charges of corruption

 

The senior officials included former ministers and former provincial governors, according to the statement.

Iraqi PM submits resignation to parliament

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has submitted his resignation, following weeks of protests demanding he step down. 

An unnamed parliamentary source told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that the premier had handed his letter of resignation to the legislature.

Abdul-Mahdi had announced in a statement on Friday that he will submit his resignation to parliament amid anti-government demonstrations.

“I will submit to parliament an official memorandum resigning from the current prime ministry so that parliament can review its choices,” he said

 

Earlier on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani had urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for the government.

“We call upon the House of Representatives from which this current government emerged to reconsider its options in that regard,” Ayatollah Sistani said in a statement read out by his representative Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalaei during a weekly sermon in the holy city of Karbala.

Abdul-Mahdi said he had “listened with great concern” to the sermon, and made his decision in response to the revered cleric’s call and in order to “facilitate and hasten its fulfillment as soon as possible.”

Nearly two months of protests have rocked primarily the capital city of Baghdad and southern areas of Iraq.

The protesters have expressed frustration with the failing economy and have demanded political and anti-corruption reforms.

 

The rallies have, however, turned into violent confrontations in numerous occasions, with reports alleging that certain foreign-backed elements have been seeking to wreak havoc in the country.

Since October 1, more than 300 people have been killed in the country, according to the Iraqi parliament’s human rights commission

 

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Iraqi Integrity: Recruitment orders for a former minister and head of Baghdad Investment Commission

Iraqi Integrity: Recruitment orders for a former minister and head of Baghdad Investment Commission
Hammer spend
 03 December 2019 11:17 AM

Direct: The Iraqi Integrity Commission revealed the issuance of an order against the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and the current Chairman of the Baghdad Investment Commission, based on the provisions of Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code.

The Investigation Department of the Commission, according to a statement of the Commission on Integrity on Tuesday, that the Court of Inquiry Karkh competent issues of integrity issued an order against both the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and the current head of Baghdad Investment Commission; To invest and develop Jadriya Lake tourism.

The Commission on Integrity, announced earlier, the issuance of an order against the Chairman of the Investment Commission of Najaf, the former chairman of the Investment Commission of Karbala and a number of former members of the Board of Investment, in addition to a sentence of severe imprisonment for three years for a member of the Provincial Council of Wasit, Chairman of the Investment Committee.

In early November, the CMA announced that 60 arrest warrants had been issued against local deputies and officials for corruption and damaging public funds.

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Iraq .. Orders to arrest former head of Najaf airport and prevent him from traveling

Iraq .. Orders to arrest former head of Najaf airport and prevent him from traveling
Salah al - Din Court of Appeal in Iraq
 04 December 2019 12:57 PM

Direct: The Iraqi Integrity Commission, on Wednesday, the issuance of a number of arrest warrants and travel ban against the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Najaf International Airport former.

The Investigation Department of the Commission, according to a statement of the Integrity Commission, said that the court investigating the integrity issues in the province of Najaf issued four arrest warrants against the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Najaf International Airport former; based on the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code.

The Department added, in addition to the issuance of an arrest warrant in accordance with the provisions of Article (341) of the Penal Code, and a decision to prevent the travel of the accused.

The Integrity Commission announced last month the issuance of three recruiting orders against the former chairman of Najaf airport on the back of a charge of deliberately damaging public money, and the existence of cases of manipulation in a number of contracts and projects concluded by the airport administration.

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An official source for {morning}: imminent verdicts in 8 thousand file corruption

 
Baghdad / Omar Abdul Latif
 
The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption has completed 8 thousand corruption cases out of 12 thousand, while the spokesman for the Information Office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Saad al-Hadithi, that it can not undo the fight against corruption and take serious and concrete steps towards the prosecution of corrupt and open files and take legal judicial decisions Accused.
The Hadithi told "morning", that "after the formation of the Special Court for felonies corruption 
It became central to the fight against corruption.
 And the present. "
Observer member of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption Said Yassin Moussa said in a statement to "morning": "There are 12 thousand investigative files related to corruption cases, has been coordinated on the completion of 8 thousand files by the Integrity Commission and the Council of Justice and Prosecution, to issue judgments, and there Four thousand investigative files are still being worked on to finalize them in coordination with the Council of Justice, stressing that "the majority of the recent files are disabled because of ministers or officials
 Direct. "
For his part, a member of the Integrity Committee in the House of Representatives Jawad Hamdan al-Saadi, "the formation of a committee to follow up the cases and files of corruption in the Integrity Commission," stressing that "the next stage will see the detection and accountability of all corrupt to get their just punishment."

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An official source for {morning}: the next phase will see the prosecution of all corrupt

 
Baghdad / Omar Abdul Latif
The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption has approved the disruption of about 4 thousand files of corruption - out of 12 thousand files - because of ministers or direct officials, while the spokesman for the Information Office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Saad al-Hadithi, that "can not undo the fight against corruption and take serious steps While Al-Hadithi stressed the continuation of the work of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, as part of the executive authority currently exercising its duties to conduct daily affairs in the country, a member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee stressed that the Council ended its work after the resignation of the government. There is a special committee that follows the judiciary Corruption of files accumulated in the Integrity Commission.
 
Special Court
The spokesman for the Information Office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Saad al-Hadithi: "It can not undo the fight against corruption and take serious and concrete steps towards the prosecution of corrupt and open files and take legal judicial decisions against the accused." Al-Hadithi told Al-Sabah that after the formation of the Special Corruption Crimes Court, which became central to combating corruption, the Court formed investigative judicial bodies in all the courts of appeal. A number of former and current officials at the level of ministers and members of the House of Representatives and Governors and members of provincial councils and ministers and heads of bodies and directors and general directors and advisers, and the issuance of dozens of decisions in this regard, and this is continuing on a daily basis to announce new decisions in this direction.
“The court was formed based on coordination between the executive branch and the Supreme Judicial Council. Its primary task was to speed up the procedures,” he said. It is imperative that this file be assumed by the judicial authority. Based on this necessity and urgent need, the Tribunal was formed and began to receive the preliminary files of those found guilty of involvement in corruption cases. The sentences were successively Balastkdam and arrest and prevent travel and booking, and this happened during a period of 4 to 5 weeks, an unprecedented level on the roof 
Limited time. ”
Regarding the continuation of the work of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, Al-Hadithi explained, “The government has since the parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi; with the exception of constitutionally Salahitin no longer be the first exercise of their own to send bills and the second contract agreements and foreign treaties, and otherwise the other issues related to the Walkers everyday things and discharge and follow-up to the basic duties related Balqdha O economic, political, administrative, service and security of course can not stop. ”
Spokesman for the Prime Minister's Information Office confirmed that “the anti-corruption wheel has moved very quickly over the past weeks. The authorities and constitutional institutions of the State to respond to this will and work quickly and continuously to take decisions that meet the aspirations of citizens and peaceful demonstrators on the reform of the political and administrative system and the fight against corruption and other issues. A catalyst and positive and give rise to overcome many of the routine obstacles that were hindering the work of state institutions, down and censor them, so the basic fruit of this movement, which happened at the level of peaceful demonstrations and generated pressure factor and created a positive atmosphere to move forward towards opening major corruption cases file and do serious in the process of action
 
Integrity Committee
For his part, a member of the Integrity Committee in the House of Representatives Jawad Hamdan al-Saadi, "the formation of a committee to follow up the cases and files of corruption in the Integrity Commission."
Saadi said the "morning": "There are a lot of files provided in connection with a number of state officials in which a lot of suspicions of corruption, part of which was referred to the Integrity Commission and the other section is still in the Committee to complete some of the evidence and documents related to them and then send them to the Commission."
He added, "A committee has been formed to follow up all the cases in the Integrity Commission." "10 files sent to the Integrity Commission, where many suspicions of corruption evidence and documents," revealing a "visit to the Commission to know the fate of the files 
Sent to it. ”
He pointed out that "the resignation of the Prime Minister, the Supreme Council against Corruption ended and does not exist at the present time," noting that "the next stage will see the detection and accountability of all corrupt to get their just penalty."
 
anti-Corruption
Said Yassin Moussa, an observer member of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, said that "ministers and direct officials caused the disruption of about 4,000 investigative cases of corruption."
Moussa told Al-Sabah: “There are 12 thousand investigative files pertaining to corruption cases, and coordination on finishing 8 thousand files by the Integrity Commission and the Judicial and Prosecution Council will be issued judgments, and there are 4,000 investigation files are still being finalized in coordination with The Council of the Judiciary, stressing that "the majority of the recent files were disabled because of ministers or direct officials."
He added, “The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption has taken a decision in coordination with the Integrity Commission and the Supreme Judicial Council to withdraw the hand of anyone who has a corruption case, and the adoption of a period of time to complete the administrative investigation.” Review and review the extent of Iraq's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as well as review strategies developed by the responsible.
Moussa explained, “The completion of the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019-2024, which is in line with the government program and the budget, and postponing its launch until 2020 after completing all its audits.” Because the promotion of integrity and the fight against corruption and the system of national integrity depends on the basis of public awareness and societal values and political management based on the pillars of the parties of the supervisory bodies and the House of Representatives and the executive and judicial authorities and the media and international organizations and civil society Li complete sustainable development, human rights and good governance, a process leading to promote integrity and combat corruption. "
He explained, "What is happening today is the result of the past in the implementation of policies and lack of services and waste of public money, so the demonstrations have a great positive in the lives of the people and a bright spot in the history of youth in order to build a state where human rights are respected." Moussa, explained that "the next stage could witness the trial of corruption heads, accountability and accountability of the aggressor and theft of public money inside and outside Iraq, and the recovery of funds that fled abroad in accordance with international laws and in cooperation with the States parties to the Convention anti-Corruption".

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2019/12/05 10:15
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Parliamentary integrity is talking about 10 files of serious corruption .. The citizen does not mean advertising as much as accounting corrupt and publicity of his name

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Committee on Integrity in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, sent 10 files of evidence and documents on suspicions of corruption to the Commission on Integrity.

Jawad al-Saadi, a member of the committee, said: "I have sent 10 files to the Integrity Commission in which there are many suspicions of corruption with evidence and documents."

He continued: "I will visit the Commission to see the fate of the files sent to it," pointing out that "the resignation of the Prime Minister, the Supreme Council against Corruption ended and has no presence at the moment."

The member of the Committee, that "the next phase will see the detection and accountability of all corrupt to receive their just penalty."

 Since the outbreak of protests on October 1, and orders to bring integrity to the corrupt, has been crowded into the media, after it has gone from a deep slumber.

Before the demonstrations were less frequent, but their routine formulation remained the same: Integrity brings so and so to accusations deliberately not to mention the name of the corrupt, and sometimes avoid even mentioning the name of the file and details, arguing that the law prevents it, as long as the accused has not yet been convicted .

In the final outcome, the Iraqi, who does not care about the legal details and the consumer data, despaired of seeing a corrupt one of the medium whales - not the transfer of the big - behind bars.

The Iraqi protester loses confidence in such turtle measures, after he has taken root, that what is happening is a media drain, because the files of corruption have been included on the shelves, and over the dust of time, and the power of the beneficiaries.

The arrest warrants, suspended, as if telling the corrupt, were prepared to flee out of the country, before the police, as a government spokesman, and the class of deputies talk about new measures to combat corruption, the time will be enforced, while the situation is full of blood and fire.

 

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Date: 2019/12/5 8:30  248 times read
Anti-Corruption Council: near verdicts in 8 thousand file and affect the heads of senior
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, completed 8 thousand files of corruption out of 12 thousand.
Said Yassin Moussa, an observer member of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, said in a press statement that "there are 12 thousand investigative files related to corruption cases, and coordination on the finalization of 8 thousand files by the Commission on Integrity and the Board of Judges, the Judge of the Judge and the Judge of the Judiciary. It is still being finalized in coordination with the Judicial Council, stressing that "the majority of the last files are blocked by ministers or direct officials."
He added, “The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption has taken a decision in coordination with the Integrity Commission and the Supreme Judicial Council to withdraw the hand of anyone who has a corruption case, and the adoption of a period of time to complete the administrative investigation.” Review and review the extent of Iraq's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as well as review strategies developed by the responsible.
Moussa explained, “The completion of the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019-2024, which is in line with the government program and the budget and postponed its launch until 2020 after the completion of all its audits.” Because the promotion of integrity and the fight against corruption and the national integrity system depends on the basis of public awareness and societal values and political management based on the pillars of the parties of the supervisory bodies and the House of Representatives and the executive and judicial authorities and the media and regulatory The international community and civil society are leading to the completion of sustainable development, human rights and good governance.
He explained, “What is happening today is the result of the above in the implementation of policies and lack of services and waste of public money, so the demonstrations have a large positive in the lives of the people and a bright spot in the history of young people.”
Moussa explained that “the next stage could witness the prosecution of corruption, accountability and accountability of the aggressor and theft of public money inside and outside Iraq, and the recovery of funds that have been smuggled abroad in accordance with international laws and conventions.”

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Iraq .. Issuing an arrest warrant for the governor of Nineveh former for wasting public money

Iraq .. Issuing an arrest warrant for the governor of Nineveh former for wasting public money
Judicial hammer
 05 December 2019 02:40 PM

Direct: The Iraqi Integrity Commission, on Thursday, the issuance of an arrest warrant for the governor of Nineveh former; for wasting public money based on the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code.

According to a statement, the Commission's investigation department said that the Judicial Investigation Commission in charge of integrity issues in Nineveh issued an arrest warrant for the former governor of Nineveh;

The investigation department added that the defendant divided the project into five stages, contrary to the instructions and controls, which led to the waste of public money.

The Department explained that the Judicial Investigation Commission on Integrity Issues decided to recruit the former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Mosul University;

Last month, the Integrity Commission announced two recruiting orders against the former governor of Nineveh, based on the provisions of Articles 331 and 341 of the Penal Code.

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TV: US sanctions on Iraqi officials

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 2019/12/06 02:25:52

 

As violence against protesters rises in Iraq, especially in the southern provinces where dozens have fallen in a single day, US sources have indicated that Washington intends to impose sanctions on Iraqi officials. According to Al Arabiya TV.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country would use its legitimate authority to impose "sanctions on corrupt figures who steal the wealth of Iraqis and those who kill and injure civilian protesters."

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker has brandished sanctions Washington may soon impose on those responsible for what he called "atrocities in Iraq," denouncing the horrific use of force against demonstrators.

https://www.shafaaq.com/ar/سیاسة/تلفزيون-عقوبات-أميركية-مرتقبة-على-مسؤولين-عراقيين/

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Washington: We will ask the Treasury to punish Iraqi officials ... We will not remain silent about the status of the demonstrations
Political | 07:32 - 06/12/2019


Baghdad - Mawazine News
The US State Department announced on Friday that it will ask the Treasury Department to include Iraqi officials on the sanctions list.


The State Department confirmed that "Washington will not remain silent on the killing of demonstrators in Iraq."
Hours ago, with the increase in violence against demonstrators in Iraq, especially in the southern governorates where dozens have fallen within one day, American sources indicated earlier that Washington intends to impose sanctions on Iraqi officials, pointing out that it will be announced within hours.


The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that his country will use its legal powers to impose "sanctions on corrupt personalities, stealing the wealth of Iraqis, and on those who kill and injure civilian protesters."


The US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, David Schenker, has brandished sanctions that Washington may soon impose against officials for what he described as "atrocities in Iraq", denouncing the appalling and heinous use of force against demonstrators.


This comes as sources from the medical detachments deployed in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad said that unknown elements belonging to political parties in the Authority carried out stabbings against the demonstrators Thursday morning. Ended / 29 / h

 

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Iraqi Integrity: Control of corruption cases exceeding 400 billion dinars in November

Iraqi Integrity: Control of corruption cases exceeding 400 billion dinars in November
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 08 December 2019 11:35 AM

Direct: The investigations department of the Iraqi Integrity Commission revealed that its directorates and investigation offices carried out a number of seizures in Baghdad and the governorates during the month of November 2019.

The department said, according to a statement of the Integrity Commission, today, Sunday, that during the month 34 seizures took place, in which the corruption values amounted to more than 400 billion dinars.

And the department added that a smuggling artifact of $ 200 million was held in the possession of 6 accused in Dhi Qar, which is the most prominent of these operations.

The department added, that among the operations is the seizure of materials that do not conform to specifications that were contracted under 13 contracts worth $ 80.1 million in Basra Oil Company, pointing out that all the dues of suppliers have been paid since 2012.

She continued: In addition to the Kirkuk governor distributing 25 billion dinars of funds for projects to preserve the owners of companies with whom he has personal and partisan relations, and the existence of violations in implementation and disbursement, and disbursing huge sums of money as hospitality for the province’s office.

The department confirmed that the director of the Sunni Endowment in Nineveh and a number of employees appointed more than 250 employees of their male and female relatives as a (guardian), and that he deducted sums from the salaries of those who were appointed without the formation of an accounting committee, knowing that not all of those appointed were Their business.

The Investigation Department indicated that both the Kirkuk and Karbala investigation offices carried out 6 operations out of a total of 34 operations, pointing out that those operations resulted in the arrest of 25 accused, the highest percentage of whom were in Nineveh, as they reached 7 accused.

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The Investigation Department of the Integrity Commission revealed that its directorates and investigation offices carried out a number of seizures in Baghdad and the governorates during the month of November 2019.

The department said, according to a statement of the Integrity Commission, today, Sunday, that during the month 34 seizures took place, in which the corruption values amounted to more than 400 billion dinars.

And the department added that a smuggling artifact of $ 200 million was held in the possession of 6 accused in Dhi Qar, which is the most prominent of these operations.

The department added, that among the operations is the seizure of materials that do not conform to specifications that were contracted under 13 contracts worth $ 80.1 million in Basra Oil Company, pointing out that all the dues of suppliers have been paid since 2012.

She continued: In addition to the Kirkuk governor distributing 25 billion dinars of funds for projects to preserve the owners of companies with whom he has personal and partisan relations, and the existence of violations in implementation and disbursement, and disbursing huge sums of money as hospitality for the province’s office.

The department confirmed that the director of the Sunni Endowment in Nineveh and a number of employees appointed more than 250 employees of their male and female relatives as a (guardian), and that he deducted sums from the salaries of those who were appointed without the formation of an accounting committee, knowing that not all of those appointed were Their business.

The Investigation Department indicated that both the Kirkuk and Karbala investigation offices carried out 6 operations out of a total of 34 operations, pointing out that those operations resulted in the arrest of 25 accused, the highest percentage of whom were in Nineveh, as they reached 7 accused.


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Integrity: Coordination with the Public Prosecution, Interpol and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice ... achieved results in recovering contraband funds

 

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Recovery Department of the Integrity Commission announced, on Sunday, December 8, 2019, that coordination with the Public Prosecution, the Iraqi Interpol, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Justice has achieved positive results in recovering contraband money, seizing other funds, and instituting cases outside of Iraq to recover contraband funds.

The department said in a statement carried by the Iraqi News Agency, that "its procedures for recovering the smuggled money outside Iraq are represented in a request to provide legal aid from the countries where the money is located or is likely to exist, for the purpose of freezing that money."

She added that "the request for assistance is carried out through diplomatic means, and through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and judicial decisions accompanying the perpetrator of the crime of corruption are accompanied with detailed information about him," noting that "the procedures of states in the rhythm of confinement vary by offering the request to the judiciary in those countries, A decision is issued by the concerned judiciary, to be investigated and investigated by that state for the money of the convicted person, and seizure and freezing takes place.

She continued, "After seizing the money, the legal department in the Ministry of Justice undertakes the appointment of a lawyer on the Iraqi side to plead and recover the money," stressing that "it succeeded in recovering money smuggled in corruption crimes, including the case of Jim Macromec from Britain."

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Experts criticize the large number of laws against corruption without result: The lesson is not in legislation but in the will to implement

Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi does not find an urgent need to legislate a law (where did you get this from?), Indicating that the penal code "deals with everything", regarding the inflation of officials ’funds.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement singled out for "Obelisk", Sunday, December 8, 2019, that "it is legal (from where did you get this?), (Integrity) and other laws, distract things, and make there overlap in the terms of reference?".

Al-Tamimi affirms, “The lesson is not in legislating laws, but in the will to implement them,” noting that “there are a lot of arrest warrants not implemented, and a lot of officials state that there are a lot of corruption files in their rooms,” while Al-Tamimi considers this a cover-up in accordance with Article 273. From the 1996 Penal Code, which provided for a 7-year prison sentence against a veiled person.

Al-Tamimi notes that “Article 95 of the Iraqi constitution prohibits the establishment of special courts,” adding that “the Judicial Council, in coordination with the Council of Ministers, can establish a special court called (corruption), which specializes in large cases and heads, because it is not reasonable to refer a simple employee of The seventh degree for bribery or embezzlement of 5,000 dinars to the judiciary, prosecute him and leave the big corrupt heads. "

 

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Documents obtained by "Al-Akhbariya" show that the Minister of Electricity Louay Al-Khatib signed a contract with a foreign company to cool the gas power stations in the liberated governorates with a value of 900 million dollars.
While Al-Ikhbaria got a complaint against the minister, it states that the liberated governorates are already suffering from destruction and need to spend those sums on destroyed infrastructure projects from terrorism.

 

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Kurdistan Integrity Commission: Corruption has exceeded 400 billion dinars in the region

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Shafaq News / The Integrity Commission in the Kurdistan Region announced on Monday the extent of corruption in the region, amounting to more than 400 billion Iraqi dinars since 2014 until now.

Judge Chairman Ahmad Anwar said in a statement to reporters today on the sidelines of a conference held on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day in the city of Arbil that the size of corruption in the region exceeded 423 billion Iraqi dinars in the past five years.

He added, "We were able to return 17 billion dinars, 790 million dinars to the region's government, and seized two billion 770 million dinars."

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Shafaq News / The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, confirmed today, Monday, that corruption is destroying the economy, stressing his rejection from any party.

"Corruption is destroying our economy and undermining people's faith in our region," Barzani said in a tweet on Twitter.

"On anti-corruption day, I would like to repeat my message from the Hundred Days' speech: I will not accept corruption from any individual or group," Barzani added.

It is noteworthy that the Integrity Commission in the Kurdistan Region announced on Monday that the extent of corruption in the region has reached more than 400 billion Iraqi dinars since 2014 until now.

Judge Chairman Ahmad Anwar told reporters on the sidelines of a conference held on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day in the city of Arbil that the size of corruption in the region exceeded 423 billion Iraqi dinars in the past five years.

He added, "We were able to return 17 billion dinars, 790 million dinars to the region's government, and seized two billion 770 million dinars."

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      Shafaq News / The Integrity Commission disclosed all its procedures in arrest and recruitment orders issued during the month of last November against ministers and their ranks with special degrees, indicating that orders were issued against (226) accused of them.
      The Commission's investigations department indicated that orders were issued to bring in (9) ministers and their ranks, including two current ministers and five previous ones, in addition to two previous ministers, explaining that the orders also included (12) members of the House of Representatives, including (10) members in the current session, In addition to a current deputy minister, (3) former agents and (2) two precedents.
      She drew attention to the issuance of arrest and recruitment orders against an existing governor, (11) ex-governors, (118) members of the current governorate council, (26) former members and (11) former members, explaining the inclusion of (32) general managers of those orders, including ( 19) Currently Director-General in the Ministries of Oil, Electricity, Education, Health, and Industry and the Sunni Endowment Bureau, and (11) Former Director in the Council of Ministers, the Baghdad Municipality, the Ministries of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Health, Municipalities, Public Works, Transport, and Industry, in addition to two former general managers in the Ministries of Health and Transport.
      The department confirmed that the total number of arrest and recruitment orders issued against the accused amounted to (256) orders, including (221) recruitment orders and (35) arrest warrants, indicating the implementation of (51) orders, while (68) defendants were referred to another investigation court and the trial court or To other investigative agencies.
      https://www.shafaaq.com/ar/سیاسة/شملت-9-وزراء-و12-نائبا-و11-محافظا-النزاهة-تعلن-مجمل-اجراءاتها-خلال-شهر/
    • By yota691
      Integrity: Fact teams follow the movement of money senior government officials
      Political  Since 03.04.2017 at 13:00 (Baghdad time)
      Baghdad balances News
      Integrity Commission revealed on Saturday that the prevention of the Department of Investigation of the teams followed the movement of senior government officials and monitor the funds expected to bribery in some cases governmental institutions.
      She Prevention Department of the Authority in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, it was "carried out in one month (135) a visit to a group government and private banks and the board of the Securities and the General Directorate of Traffic and the Registrar of Companies and public body was for taxes and Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and the Iraqi market for securities to match the installed information the disclosure of financial accounts provided to them by government officials charged with the duty of disclosure forms for their financial interests, "indicating that" the number of taxpayers who have been research and investigation and matching their assets amounted to (500) is expensive. "
      The circle to "do its teams to (30) visit to government agencies included the office of the Inspector General in the Ministries of Education, Interior and directorates general of passports public statements in sub-Kadhimiya and Adhamiya national card and conditions of New Baghdad, Sadr City, in addition to the directorates of education Karkh first, second and third, and equipment Karkh and breeding Rusafa first, second and civil education and vocational education. "
      Circle Amnesty said it was "carried out the anti-bribery teams of the Department of Prevention during the same period (24) field visit included some of the ministries of health and finance departments, labor and social affairs."
      The Integrity Commission has launched a page on its official spokesman (I'm an inspector) and called on all citizens, who have evidence and proof and documents available have about the existence of inflation is normal in other resources than doubted he enters the door of graft or exploit the career office, to report it across the page ( I inspector) the requirement to be unsubstantiated and the evidence (as possible) and to be a far cry from attempts miscarriage personal and targeting hopes of whistleblower Ajtnabhma.
      It is noteworthy that the Commission had referred the seven files from senior officials last year to eliminate the pretext of inflated money and graft was the most prominent deputies of the three Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and water resources, as well as the Mayor of Baghdad and former director of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Office Alsabak.anthy 29 / D 24
    • By Luigi1
      Luigi asks...could Iraq greed & corruption weaken the IQD RV when it's our time to exchange?
      The In Country RV has been halted. Treat this article as a rumor. Not verified. Your opine.
       
       
      8-31-2017   Intel Guru RayRen98  An article surfaced indicating that PM Abadi was called on to "curb the depletion of hard currency" due to passport carriers of VISA's exchanging 1,200 dinar for $3,000 USD noting these are currency dealers, not basic travelers indicating in the loss of state funds. (Unless I'm misreading this article)  Let's see what tomorrow brings!
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