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It included 9 ministers, 12 deputies and 11 governors ... Integrity announces its full procedures within a month

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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.

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Baghdad is participating in a "parliamentary conference" against corruption

 
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A delegation from the Iraqi Council of Representatives participates in the works of the seventh conference of the World Parliamentary Organization against Corruption, held in Doha, with representatives from 100 countries.
According to a statement of the media department of the council, "Al-Sabah" received, a copy of it, that the works of the seventh conference of the World Parliamentary Organization against corruption started yesterday Monday in the Qatari capital, Doha, with the participation of 100 countries, noting that "the delegation of Iraq was headed by Deputy Sherko Miro Wes, head of the committee relations
 External. "
The statement added that "at the opening of the work of the conference, Qatari Shura Council Speaker Ahmed Abdullah Al Mahmoud gave a welcoming speech to the participating delegations," stressing "the importance of what he is discussing regarding issues related to fighting corruption."
The Iraqi parliamentary delegation headed by Representative Sherko Mirwais, which includes both deputies Dana Jazaa, Nahda Al-Daini and Omar Al-Winner, will present the Iraqi parliament’s vision on anti-corruption mechanisms and the importance of concerted international efforts to eliminate this problem with the need for coordination between the agencies concerned with fighting corruption, and attended the opening of the conference, Omar Barzanji The Iraqi ambassador to Qatar, "according to the statement.
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Iraq to establish special court for corruption cases: MP

 

A special court will be established to deal with the cases of corruption, said a Kurdish member of Iraqi parliament.

Iraq’s judicial authority has already submitted a proposal for the establishment of the anti-corruption court to the Iraqi government, MP Handren Lazgin told The Baghdad Post.

He explained that the government is now processing the proposal and the court is expected to be established in the near future to face with justice those who are involved in cases of financial and administrative corruption.

The Kurdish lawmaker said the parliament’s committee of integrity will cooperate and support the court and its establishment.

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A former minister reveals a change in judges who issued arrest warrants against officials

2019-12-10

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Former Iraqi Minister Jasim Muhammad Jaafar revealed the change of some of the judges who issued arrest warrants against some of the former and current officials .

Jaafar said in a press statement that "the files that were moved by the judiciary against those who issued warrants against them are all # old and there is no new file."

He added that «the files were moved as a result of street pressure and calls of the religious authority (Ali Sistani) to hold the officials involved in corruption files accountable».

He pointed out that "the arrest warrants came in a hurry as a result of # pressure and the unstable situation."

He explained that «most of those who were issued arrest warrants are outside Iraq and it is difficult to bring them under the current circumstances».

Jaafar pointed out that "confirmed information indicates the change of some of the judges who issued arrest warrants."

The Integrity Commission issued scores of recruitment notes against deputies, ministers, and members of the former and current local government, and arrest warrants were issued against many of them on charges related to corruption and theft of public money.

However, political activist Ahmed Al-Khader confirmed earlier that the warrants for recruitment and arrest of former and current officials are formal warrants.

Al-Khader said to the correspondent of the " Iraq solution " that "all the memoranda of # recruitment , which were issued by the Iraqi Integrity and Judiciary Authority , are formal notes, and they will never perform their intended purpose."

He pointed out that «the rulings that were issued against # corrupt people who stole the money of the Iraqi people, are considered underestimating the demands of the demonstrators , because there was no talk about recovering the stolen money and they were issued form and media sanctions and will not be implemented».

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Soo we have formal notes that will never be implemented and

will never perform their intended purpose. Also no talk of recovering the

stolen money.  Wow they're really getting tough on these crooks.  LoL

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Shafaq News / The Integrity Commission disclosed on Wednesday details of the criminal and intelligence cases related to the file (currency auction) that it is investigating, indicating that it received (4) intelligence, and opened (8) criminal cases in it.

The Investigation Department of the Commission noted that (6) of these cases were referred to the trial court and other investigation courts, as well as a case that was previously decided upon, and another that is still under investigation, explaining that among these cases are major corruption cases in the work of a private bank and indicators of cases Smuggling foreign currency outside Iraq through the bank's purchase of foreign currency for the benefit of companies claiming to import goods, pointing out that, upon investigation and scrutiny, it was found that those companies had not introduced goods to Iraq since 2004.

The department clarified that the issues included fraud and some governmental and private banks entering the auction of selling the currency in the names of companies and private account holders without their knowledge, and submitting invoices and a false import vent, as well as violating the instructions of the Central Bank when entering the auction according to the provisions of Article (3) of the Washing Act Funds No. (93 of 2004).

She added that the incoming intelligence related to the issue of (flying instruments) and the collusion of some banks with people by depositing instruments with no possession of them in order to participate in the currency auction for the purpose of profit and benefit from the price difference between the central bank and the local market, in addition to the issuance and treasury department in the central bank By buying (10) coin counting machines, they are called (universal machines) for a total amount of (15,000,000) million dollars, which shows that they are not beneficial, as they destroy the banknotes, which causes a great loss of money, confirming that (3) of these intelligence are Pending follow up.

The Authority had announced that it had completed several criminal cases that it had investigated, which resulted in fines amounting to more than (245,000,000,000) billion dinars on private banks, as a result of legal violations regarding the two-year permits only, and in violation of the foreign currency auction instructions for 2012.

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The Integrity Commission revealed, on Wednesday, the details of the criminal and intelligence cases related to the file (currency auction) that it is investigating, indicating that it received (4) intelligence, and opened (8) criminal cases in it.

The investigations department of the commission indicated that “(6) of these cases were referred to the trial court and other investigation courts, in addition to a case that was previously decided upon, and another that is still under investigation,” explaining that “among these cases are major corruption cases in the work of a bank Eligibility and indicators for cases of foreign currency smuggling outside Iraq through the bank's purchase of foreign currency for the benefit of companies claiming to import goods.
 
She added that "upon investigation and verification it was found that these companies had not introduced goods to Iraq since 2004," explaining that "the issues included fraud and some governmental and private banks entering the auction of selling the currency in the names of companies and private account holders without their knowledge, and providing invoices and a counterfeit import counterfeit, as well as For violating the Central Bank’s instructions when entering the auction in accordance with the provisions of Article (3) of the Money Laundering Law No. (93 of 2004).
 
 
She continued that "the incoming intelligence is related to the issue of (flying instruments) and the collusion of some banks with people by depositing instruments with no possession of them in order to participate in the currency auction for the purpose of profit and benefit from the price difference between the central bank and the local market, in addition to the issuance and treasury department in the bank The central bank purchased (10) coin counting machines called (universal machines) with a total amount of (15,000,000) million dollars, which were found to be of no benefit, as they destroy the banknotes, which causes a great loss of money, confirming that (3) of these intelligence It is under follow-up. "
 
It is noteworthy that the Integrity Commission announced the completion of several penal cases that it investigated, which resulted in the imposition of fines amounting to more than (245,000,000,000) billion dinars on private banks, as a result of legal violations regarding licensing permits for two years only, and in violation of the foreign currency auction instructions for 2012.
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The Iraqi Integrity Commission discloses details of currency auction cases

The Iraqi Integrity Commission discloses details of currency auction cases
Money in the category of 50 thousand Iraqi dinars
 December 11, 2019 03:12 PM

Direct: The Iraqi Integrity Commission revealed, today, Wednesday, the details of the criminal cases related to the file "currency auction" that it is investigating, indicating that it received 4 intelligence, and opened 8 criminal cases in it.

The investigation department of the commission said, according to a statement of the Integrity Commission, that there are 6 cases that were referred to the trial court and other investigation courts, in addition to a case that was previously decided upon, and another that is still under investigation.

The Investigation Department added that among these cases are major corruption cases in the work of a private bank and indicators of cases of smuggling foreign currency outside Iraq; through the bank’s purchase of foreign currency for the benefit of companies claiming to import goods, pointing out that upon investigation and scrutiny it was found that those companies did not enter goods Iraq since 2004.

The department clarified that the cases included fraud and some governmental and private banks entering the auction of selling the currency in the names of companies and private account holders without their knowledge, submitting invoices and a false import vent, as well as violating the instructions of the Central Bank when entering the auction according to the provisions of Article 3 of the Washing Act Funds No. 93 of 2004.

It showed that the incoming intelligence related to the issue of "volatile sukuk" and the collusion of some banks with people by depositing sukuk with no possession of them in order to participate in the currency auction for the purpose of profit and benefit from the price difference between the central bank and the local market.

And she added: "In addition to the purchase and 10 currency counting machines of the Central Bank of the Central Bank, they are called" comprehensive machines "with a total amount of $ 15 million, which shows that they are not beneficial, as they destroy the banknotes, which causes a great loss of money, confirming that 3 of those intelligence are being monitored. "

The authority announced, earlier, according to the statement, that it had completed several penal cases that it had investigated, which resulted in fines of up to more than 245 billion dinars on private banks, as a result of legal violations regarding customs declarations for two years only, and violating foreign currency auction instructions for 2012.

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Al-Sistani's office: Iraqis have a fateful battle to end corruption and failure, which is more severe than the battle of ISIS

 

 12/13/2019 03:30:13

 

Shafaq News / The Sistani reference office confirmed that facing corruption and failure in running the state is a stronger battle than fighting against ISIS.
Ahmed al-Safi, the accredited authority, said in his Friday sermon, "... it passed before the days of the second anniversary of the declaration of victory over ISIS in the great historical struggle that the Iraqis fought and did a good deal to liberate expensive parts of their homeland that had been previously seized by the terrorist organization ... From today we reaffirm what has been previously mentioned that the building of the army and other Iraqi armed forces should be based on solid professional foundations, so that their loyalty to the homeland and rise to its defense against any external aggression, and protect its political system emanating from the will of the people in accordance with constitutional and legal frameworks.
He directed his words to the Iraqis by saying, "Today, before you is another fateful battle, which is (the battle of reform) and work to end a long era of corruption and failure in the management of the country, and the religious authority has confirmed in the sermon of victory two years ago (that this long-delayed battle - No less fierce than the battle of terrorism, if not the most severe and cruel, and the honorable Iraqis who have dug in the battle of terrorism are able to fight the battle of this battle and win it also if they manage it well. "
"Certainly, the use of peaceful methods is the basic condition for victory, and what is encouraging is that most of the participants in the ongoing demonstrations and sit-ins realize the importance of their peacefulness and their freedom from violence, chaos and harming the interests of citizens, despite all the precious blood that was shed injustice and aggression, and it was Among the most recent of these is what happened at the beginning of this week of a sinful attack on the loved ones demonstrators in the Al-Senak area in Baghdad, where dozens of them were victims of a martyr and a wounded.
He said, "This painful incident and the repeated incidents of assassinations and kidnappings during the past days confirm once again the importance of what the religious authority has repeatedly called for, that weapons - all weapons - be subject to the authority of the state and not to allow any armed group outside its scope under any name or address.

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Kuwait calls on its nationals in Iraq to leave immediately

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Kuwaiti Embassy in Baghdad, Friday, December 13, 2019, requested its Kuwaiti citizens not to travel to Iraq at the present time, while calling on those in Iraq to leave immediately.

The embassy said in a statement received to the obelisk, that "Kuwaiti citizens should not travel to Iraq at the present time, and those present in Iraq must leave immediately in order to preserve their security and safety in light of the conditions that Iraq is currently witnessing."

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Integrity opens 8 cases of currency auctions and indicates fines of approximately 250 billion dinars

 

 

The commission revealed the details of the criminal and intelligence cases related to the file (currency auction) that it is investigating, indicating that it received (4) intelligence, and opened (8) criminal cases in it.

The investigations department of the commission indicated that (6) of these cases were referred to the trial court and other investigation courts, in addition to a case that was previously decided upon, and another that is still under investigation, explaining that among these cases are major corruption cases in the work of a private bank and indicators of cases Smuggling foreign currency outside Iraq through the bank's purchase of foreign currency for the benefit of companies claiming to import goods, pointing out that, upon investigation and scrutiny, it was found that those companies had not introduced goods to Iraq since 2004.

The department clarified that the issues included fraud and some governmental and private banks entering the auction of selling the currency in the names of companies and private account holders without their knowledge, and submitting invoices and a false import vent, as well as violating the instructions of the Central Bank when entering the auction according to the provisions of Article (3) of the Washing Act Funds No. (93 of 2004).

She added that the incoming intelligence related to the issue of (flying instruments) and the collusion of some banks with people by depositing instruments with no possession of them in order to participate in the currency auction for the purpose of profit and benefit from the price difference between the central bank and the local market, in addition to the issuance and treasury department in the central bank By buying (10) coin counting machines, they are called (universal machines) for a total amount of (15,000,000) million dollars, which shows that they are not beneficial, as they destroy the banknotes, which causes a great loss of money, confirming that (3) of these intelligence are Pending follow up.

The commission had announced that it had completed several criminal cases that it had investigated, which resulted in fines amounting to more than (245,000,000,000) billion dinars on private banks, as a result of legal violations regarding the two-year permits only, and in violation of the foreign currency auction instructions for 2012.

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They discovered fake invoices written to fake companies for the purpose of trading 

at the CBI currency auction and it only took them since 2004 to discover this.That's

only 15 years. Must be a bunch of slow thinkers....  lol

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The Asayish Security Directorate in the Karmyan Region Administration of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq announced today, Monday, the arrest of gang members for fraud, fraud and forgery of official documents.

The Directorate said in a statement distributed today that the Asayish Darbandikhan cooperative forces of the Directorate have received during the past days reports from citizens about a set of forged documents and files, fake job degree forms, and other agricultural mechanisms.

The statement added that after conducting the investigation and gathering the necessary information, according to the decision of the judge, the Darbandikhan investigation, it was possible to arrest a gang consisting of 7 individuals, including a woman.

The statement said that the defendants admitted that they forged job degree forms and others to secure agricultural mechanisms, noting that the gang sold these forms to hundreds of people in Halabja, Darbandikhan and Kafri, as the price of the form ranged between 150 thousand dinars - one million and five hundred thousand dinars.

The statement concluded that four of the accused are employees, and the others are working in a profession of gain.

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Shafaq News / The Asayish Security Directorate in the "Karmyan" Region of the Kurdistan Region announced on Monday the arrest of gang members for fraud, fraud and forgery of official documents.

The Directorate said in a statement today that the Asayish Darbandikhan cooperative forces of the Directorate have received during the past days reports from citizens about a set of forged documents and files, fake job degree forms, and other agricultural mechanisms.

The statement added that after conducting the investigation and gathering the necessary information, according to the decision of the judge, the Darbandikhan investigation, it was possible to arrest a gang consisting of 7 individuals, including a woman.

The statement added that the defendants confessed that they forged job degree forms and others to secure agricultural machinery, noting that the gang sold these forms to hundreds of people in Halabja, Darbandikhan and Kafri, as the price of the form ranged between 150 thousand dinars - one million and five hundred thousand dinars.

The statement added that four of the accused are employees, and the others are working in a profession.

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Just imagine the amount they will find once they start

exposing the other's in Baghdad,
Good morning Yota,DV  :D

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Six years imprisonment against MP (Mulla Talal) for bribery

 

Baghdad / ... The Integrity Commission announced today, Tuesday, a six-year prison sentence for a member of the House of Representatives for the current session, based on the provisions of Resolution (160 of 1983).

The Investigation Department of the commission said, "The Central Anti-Corruption Court issued a six-year prison sentence with a fine of ten million dinars against a member of the House of Representatives for the current session," explaining that "the ruling came against the background of the department implementing a seizure process against the accused." .

The department added in a statement received by "Eye of Iraq News", that "the seizure came after receiving a report that includes the intention of the accused to receive an amount of (150,000) thousand dollars in exchange for ceasing to obstruct the work of a company."

In the same regard, an informed source revealed, on Tuesday, that the current deputy, who had been sentenced to six years imprisonment.
The source said, "The current deputy who was sentenced to a six-year prison sentence is Representative Mahmoud Mulla Talal, on charges of bribery."
The source added, "The ruling also included a fine of 10 million dinars." Finished 2 

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12/17 2019 12:20

The inspectors ’offices are canceled after the Federal Court’s response ..

 

Baghdad / Obelisk: On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the Federal Supreme Court rejected the appeal to cancel the offices of general inspectors, noting that this came in a law issued by the House of Representatives according to its legislative options.

The court’s spokesperson, Iyas Al-Samuk, said, in a statement received by Al-Masala, that “the Federal Supreme Court held its session headed by Judge Medhat Al-Mahmoud and the presence of all the member judges.

And MP Alia Nassif considered that the issuance of a decision by the Federal and the rejection of the appeal to the inspectors' offices (canceled), proved our validity of the illegality of the offices. She added: Despite their corruption, the prime minister called them to the court, and this is how camels supply our president ... followed by the cancellation of the caretaker government’s decisions.

Al-Samouk added, “The plaintiffs in the original case and the unified cases with it, have challenged the unconstitutionality of Law No. (24) of 2019, Law of Cancellation of the Dissolved CPA Order No. (57) of 2004 related to the offices of general inspectors.”

He added, "The plaintiffs mentioned two reasons for establishing their cases: The first is that the House of Representatives enacted the law subject to appeal in an extraordinary session while it was not included in its agenda in that session. As for the second reason, this law was not submitted by the executive authority, but rather by the parliament." Representatives, although it includes financial aspects and affects the legal status of citizens. "

He pointed out that "the defendant confirmed that the legislation of laws, as the Supreme Federal Court went to in the decision numbered (21 / federal / 2015) and its unified case numbered (29 / federal 2015) is not inconsistent with the constitutional texts if it was submitted by the House of Representatives itself and was The law does not affect the principle of separation of powers, does not impose financial burdens on the government, nor does it relate to matters of the judiciary.

He stated, “The Federal Court found from the prosecution audit and the defendant’s response that the issuance of Law No. (24) of 2019 to cancel the dissolved coalition authority order No. (57) of 2004 was not in violation of the constitution.”

He explained, "The court confirmed that the law in question did not affect the principle of separation of powers and did not arrange financial effects added to the budget, nor did it arrange financial obligations on the government, or touched on an issue of the judiciary, and a legislative option came from the House of Representatives according to its stated authority. In Article (61 / First) of the Constitution, he did not respond to any objections from the government.

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Integrity: An arrest warrant for the former TBI director to disburse $ 60 million without adequate guarantees
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Integrity Commission announced that an arrest warrant has been issued against the former Director General of the Iraqi Trade Bank, TBI, against the background of disbursing an amount of (60,000,000) million US dollars without adequate guarantees.
The Commission’s investigations department, while talking about the details of the case in which it was investigated and referred to the judiciary, indicated that the Najaf Criminal Court, which is competent to hear cases of integrity, issued an arrest warrant against him in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code; Erbil By granting banking facilities to a company without adequate guarantees.
The department added that the banking facilities amounting to (60,000,000) million US dollars were granted with the approval of the bank’s general administration in Baghdad, for a company to establish a cement plant in Najaf without adequate guarantees.
It is noteworthy that in June 2016, the Authority had recovered nearly two million euros to the state treasury, due to violations committed by the bank in granting facilities to a private company to prepare meat and poultry. is over
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The hacking of the websites of four ministries and the Prime Minister's website
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Today, Wednesday, hackers of the Internet hacked four official websites on the Internet for four Iraqi ministries, in addition to the Prime Minister’s website.
The hackers blocked the browser’s access to the websites of the Ministries of Oil, Health, Education and Trade and the Prime Minister’s website. is over

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One of the hackers of the Internet, "Hacker," vowed a digital revolution for all those involved in corruption files in the Iraqi ministries.

And the "hacker" created an account in the name of "@ m4x_pr0", through which it publishes how to penetrate the ministries' websites, as well as secret documents obtained by hacking the sites and email for those sites.

And the hacker wrote through his account: "The Ministry of Health website, the Ministry of Education website, the Ministry of Interior website, the Ministry of Oil website, the Ministry of Education website, the prime minister's website has been hacked."

The hacker vowed to publish the data of the Ministry of Interior and Defense, their contracts and correspondence, all the corruption of previous governments.

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Video: suspicions circulating around the authorities concerned with currency smuggling

Corruption of the currency and private banks auction smells of sit-in squares. Experts and specialists held a symposium inside what is known as the Thanawah children tent, near Tahrir Square. They disclosed in which private banks exploited legal loopholes that were made available by the currency auction in the central bank to smuggle Iraq’s money abroad, in a process of money laundering taking place under government auspices.

The absence of coordination between the central bank and regulatory institutions, and the association of most private banks with influential political figures that protect them from legal prosecution, has increased smuggled funds, as financial corruption operations with money laundering cases are estimated at more than thirteen billion dollars in one year, according to specialists.
 

Observers believe that the supervisory authorities in Parliament and the Central Bank should find urgent solutions to stop the waste of millions of dollars, which is exhausting the Iraqi economy. This negatively affects the development of the agricultural and industrial sectors.
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Currency auction is one of the reasons for the October Uprising - Sana Abdel-Qader Mostafa

 The shabby proletariat and its political parties managed to dominate the Iraqi national economy by entering and manipulating the currency auction so that it achieves its goals of outrageous and rapid enrichment by deforming social relations and breaking all moral values prevailing in Iraqi society and then controlling in one way or another the management of the Central Bank of Iraq By appointing directors who belong to one of these political parties that control the administration of the state.

 And still the file of corruption in the currency auction casts a shadow on the economic and political scene also because of the linking of the banks that acquire the auction with political parties through which their parties finance and return to them with abundant financial profit at the expense of the country's economy as long as the Central Bank of Iraq law - which was issued during the presence of Paul Bremer in the helm Judgment - No. 56 of 2004 permitting the sale of hard currency to anyone who requested it without restrictions and conditions.

The currency auction is a new form of economic corruption associated with the process of money laundering in the country and the exit of hard currency from Iraq.

In a statement to a member of the Parliamentary Committee concerned with following up the implementation of the budget, Abdul Hadi Al-Saadawi, on the eighth of July, 2019, he said that the currency auction is outside the control of the central bank, which sells from 150 to 200 million dollars per day. Al-Saadawi added that "there are problems and violations recorded on the sale of the currency by the central bank, as well as the currency exchange rate, which is often mobile and unstable in most cases," noting that "any candidate for the position of the governor has to sit with the parliamentary finance to discuss these two issues."

Historical background of the currency auction problem

In 2018, a document was published indicating an explicit violation and corruption process in foreign currency sales to the Central Bank of Iraq in the sale of foreign currency in 2015 according to a letter issued by the Chairman of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives at the time, Ahmed Chalabi, in which he addressed the President of the Federal Court, calling on the judiciary to take The necessary measures to maintain Iraq 's foreign currency reserves. The book stated that the table of analysis of foreign currency sales to the Central Bank of Iraq in the auction for the sale of foreign currency on 31/5/2015, which amounted to "393,104,332" dollars, is an explicit violation of Article "50" of the state's federal budget law in 2015 that determined the bank's sales The Central Bank of Iraq is seventy-five million dollars a day, while sales for this day amounted to five and a half times the amount set by law.

And the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives made unremitting efforts to detect the smuggling of billions of dollars out of the country through fake financial companies and new money changers who drained these billions from the state treasury and from the people's power. At the time, Ahmed Chalabi was able to collect many documents that I rely on to write a report that he submitted to the Presidency of the Parliament and the Presidency of the Government. In this report, Chalabi blamed the fallout from the country's financial structure for the mafias that control the market price and that one of the causes of the economic meltdown was the waste of about $ 312 billion in the 2006-2014 period.

And economist Abdul Rahman Al-Mashhadani said in a statement to the Baghdad Post newspaper that “15% of Central Bank sales through the auction go as money laundering” .. indicating that “the Parliamentary Finance and Economic Committee talked about that and all government agencies were unable to stop the auction and it continues to drain the currency Difficult because of his association with big political figures. ”

Al-Mashhadani adds that “the average real imports of the private sector is 35 billion dollars annually, but what the bank sells during one year through the auction is 50 billion dollars.” He pointed out that “corruption has become evident even with the regulatory agencies, but the power and influence of the people in institutions Banks are bigger than accounting and he continues to do so despite codifying them in previous years. ”

Hard currency exit in exchange for importing fake goods

While economist Dergham Muhammad Ali says that "the auction that was established in the year 2004 was established with the aim of not having a monopoly on the dollar on one side and the purchase of the Iraqi dinar to cover the budget and prevent inflation on the other hand and it was a tool to control the exchange rate, but the value difference between the cash sale and transfers formed a margin Profit for the banks participating in the auction and a limited number of companies, which led to the smuggling of large amounts of dollars.

He stressed that "the auction has become a conduit for profit instead of the real banking and for the exit of the dollar with import licenses that do not import anything and the audit is not conducted on the goods purchased against these transfers, which constituted a conduit for the corrupt to take out their money outside the country in a legal way and not to adopt documentary credits used in the world to cover commercial deals and where banks are still limited Now, the banking companies share the spoils of the auction by converting the currency abroad without an import need and with various addresses, which led to the loss of tens of billions of annually from the smuggled foreign currency.

Establishing banks inside Iraq without checking the identity of their founders

For his part, economist Mohammed Al-Hasnawi says that there are "banks, especially Islamic ones, which have been opened and granted licenses without any scrutiny of their financial capabilities and capabilities" ... revealing "the presence of banks opened by employees working in the Central Bank or participating in them."

Al-Hasnawi adds that "these banks do not perform any credit work, but their work is restricted to the currency auction and the conversion of hard currency out of the country through money laundering" .. He called "the central bank and regulatory authorities to scrutinize how these banks obtained the founding license."

The deputy of the Al-Hikma stream Ali Al-Budeiri said that “the money wasted at the currency auction over the past years is equivalent to the budgets of countries and sufficient to operate a large number of suspended factories and eliminate the largest percentage of unemployment in the country.” He pointed out that “there are some parties that dominate the decision and have Control of some media outlets prevents the highlight of this dangerous file.

Al-Badiri adds that “some of the beneficiaries of the currency auction are present at the source of the decision, whether the decision is legislative or executive,” indicating that “any party or deputy opens the subject of the currency auction, it is closed with strange strange speed.”

Al-Badiri notes that "the hard currency goes out of Iraq in money laundering operations and currency smuggling under different addresses, incorrect receipts and bonds" .. pointing out that "there is regional and internal planning and an impermissibility of corruption files in the currency auction and the mafias controlling it."

Al-Badiri confirms, “If we leave all the files of corruption and focus on the files of the border outlets and the currency auction, we will return huge sums to the country’s treasury and provide a very important import for the coming budgets.”

Currency auction is a big file of corruption

For her part, Nada Shaker Jawdat, a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Investment, said, “The Parliamentary Committee on Economy and Investment is in the process of investigating the issue of the currency auction.” Stating that “we have continuous communication with a number of private entities in this field.”

Jawdat adds that "the process of wasting currency and what is going on in the currency auction is something that we have not heard or seen in all countries of the world that take all measures to preserve its difficult currency from waste and work to legalize spending from it even in the field of import to reasonable levels." That "what is happening in Iraq is a case of fake imports and other methods that lead daily to waste large numbers of hard currency without reason."

Shaker notes that "the file of the currency auction is a large file of corruption, and we have worked to open an investigation into it, but the demonstrations and focus on the laws that support the demands of the masses, including the law on the partnership between the public and private sectors, made the investigation procedures take place with care" .. explaining that "among the proposals What we have to reduce waste by auction the currency is to impose a tax on money out of certain proportions in order to create revenue for the state and make things happen correctly.

Jawdat asserts, "This proposal was widely welcomed by the General Tax Authority, and we have reached a semi-final formula and it needs to be ripened in order to put it up formally." Stressing the way forward "in the procedures to preserve the hard currency from waste and corruption, and we have coordination and cooperation with the side The exchange, the central bank, and the tax authority in this regard.

As for researcher Shatha Khalil, she says, “The auction of selling dollars is a law that was legalized and ordered by former civil ruler of Iraq Paul Primer in 2004 and it is the only auction in the Middle East region and is one of the biggest challenges facing the Iraqi state as it distorts public policy and destroys the economy. This auction continued with his work until Now it is exploited by influential people and prominent officials in the political process associated with Iran in smuggling Iraqi money, money laundering and recycling in favor of the Iranian economy in financing terrorism and facing American sanctions and for their own interests.

She adds that, according to the investigation of the committees of the Iraqi parliament and international reports, an amount of 312 billion dollars has been wasted and looted over the past years, which are oil revenues that the Central Bank of Iraq pumped to the markets and most of them were transferred abroad ... explaining that this is a very large number in a country suffering a crisis Stifling economic situation in the state of "wealth" borrowed from the International Monetary Fund to cover its expenses!

It is noteworthy that the Central Bank of Iraq sells the dollar to private banks and money transfer companies through the auction that it conducts daily at an amount of 150 million dollars, which increases these numbers or decreases according to demand by these banks, which affects in one way or another the reserves of the Central Bank of Iraq, which was significantly affected In recent times, due to the lack of symmetry between what he gets from the dollar and between the auction sale process.

Washing hard currency out of borders

It is noteworthy that the frequency of accusations escalated regarding the currency smuggling operations that cast a shadow over the selling prices of the dollar in local markets and led to an increase in its exchange rate months ago, while deputies called for the government to stop selling the currency at the central bank auctions, others confirmed that Iraq was losing money It is costly as a result of her smuggling daily out of the borders.

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Stop the auctions, stop that part of the corruption.  Then keep investigating and bring those involved to justice.  

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Two months later after this was one of there demands these dumb sh*ts are just now realizing this🤦‍♀️🤬🤦‍♀️

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On 12/9/2019 at 5:52 AM, Butifldrm said:

The Integrity Commission disclosed its procedures in arrest and recruitment (summons) orders against ministers (and others) totaling 226. Those orders were issued to 9 ministers, including 2 current ministers and 5 previous ones, in addition to 2 other ministers, 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 precedents (presidents?? perhaps).

 

         Woooo doggie. Draining the swamp. Let's see if they follow through.

              It's going to be a busy January in the Iraq jails (we hope). 

                             They better stock up on bar soap. :twothumbs:

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      Last year, he said, he was ousted as finance minister because Iran perceived him as being too close to the United States. The account was verified by a member of Parliament who was involved in the removal of Mr. Zebari, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Iran.
        Mr. Zebari, who recounted the events in an interview from his mountainside mansion in northern Iraq, said that when President Barack Obama met with Mr. Abadi last September at the United Nations, the American leader personally lobbied to save Mr. Zebari’s job. Even that was not enough.
      Mr. Abadi now finds himself in a difficult position. If he makes any move that can be seen as confrontational toward Iran, or as positioning himself closer to the United States, it could place a cloud over his political future.
      “He had two options: to be with the Americans or with the Iranians,” said Izzat Shahbander, a prominent Iraqi Shiite leader who once lived in exile in Iran while Mr. Hussein was in power. “And he chose to be with the Americans.”
      Mr. Abadi, who took office in 2014 with the support of both the United States and Iran, has seemed more emboldened to push back against Iranian pressure since President Trump took office.
      In addition to seizing the ransom money, he has promoted an ambitious project for an American company to secure the highway from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, which Iran has opposed. He has also begun discussing with the United States the terms of a deal to keep American forces behind after the Islamic State is defeated.
      Some are seeing an American troop commitment as a chance to revisit the 2011 withdrawal of United States forces that seemingly opened a door for Iran.
      When American officials in Iraq began the slow wind-down of the military mission there, in 2009, some diplomats in Baghdad were cautiously celebrating one achievement: Iran seemed to be on its heels, its influence in the country waning.
        “Over the last year, Iran has lost the strategic initiative in Iraq,” one diplomat wrote in a cable, later released by WikiLeaks.
      But other cables sent warnings back to Washington that were frequently voiced by Iraqi officials they spoke to: that if the Americans left, then Iran would fill the vacuum.
      Ryan C. Crocker, the American ambassador in Iraq from 2007 to 2009, said that if the United States left again after the Islamic State was defeated, “it would be effectively just giving the Iranians a free rein.”
      But many Iraqis say the Iranians already have free rein. And while the Trump administration has indicated that it will pay closer attention to Iraq as a means to counter Iran, the question is whether it is too late.
      “Iran is not going to sit silent and do nothing,” said Sami al-Askari, a senior Shiite politician who has good relationships with both the Iranians and Americans. “They have many means. Frankly, the Americans can’t do anything.”
         
    • By Butifldrm
      2019/07/24 11:37 Number of readings 115 Section: Iraq   Legal Committee: the judiciary demands lifting the immunity of 60 deputies libel suits and defamation
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The judiciary has called on parliament to lift the immunity of "60" deputies from slander, defamation and corruption cases, deputy chairman of the parliamentary legal committee Mohamed al-Ghazi said on Wednesday (July 24th, 2019). 

      Al-Ghazzi said in a press statement that the number of requests to lift the immunity of deputies and their introduction by the judiciary up to about 60 applications distributed between libel suits and defamation, "pointing out that" the Presidency of the House of Representatives referred these requests in the past to the advisers in the Department Oh ". 

      He explained that "there are 22 previous requests reached from the judiciary to parliament in the previous session has not been decided while in the current parliamentary session, the number of requests about 38 applications relating to defamation suits and another section of corruption and waste of public funds."

      "The new requests sent by the Judicial Council to the parliament require lifting the immunity of deputies accused of corruption until the completion of investigations and return to parliament in the event of acquittal of these charges against them." 

      The Supreme Judicial Council called on parliament to lift the immunity of (5) deputies for their involvement in corruption deals. 

      He called on the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Judge Faik Zaidan, the House of Representatives to lift the immunity of its members accused of corruption cases while taking executive duties, while stressing the cooperation between all organs in the fight against corruption. 

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      http://almasalah.com/ar/news/175414/اللجنة-القانونية-القضاء-يطالب-برفع-الحصانة-عن-60-نائبا-بدعاوى-القذف-والتشهير
       
    • 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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