Ex-Minister sentenced to 21 years for “Corruption”

An Iraqi court on February 12 sentenced former trade minister Abdul Falah al-Sudani to 21 years in prison on corruption charges.

Sudani was involved in a corruption scandal connected to the country’s massive food rations programme.

He was given three sentences, two for “negligence” with a 14-year jail term and a third for “misconduct” with a seven-year term, according to Iraqi Shafaq News.

Sudani, who belongs to the ruling Dawa Party, served as minister of trade from 2006 to 2009.

He was sacked and slapped with criminal charges in 2009. Released on bail, Sudani was then arrested as he tried to flee the country, but he managed to flee again.

The former trade minister was extradited from Lebanon and taken into Iraqi custody on 25 January.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has earlier vowed to fight corruption, saying it is the second war the country has to fight following its victory over IS.

(Source: GardaWorld)

2 Responses to Ex-Minister sentenced to 21 years for “Corruption”

  1. Ibn Al IRaq February 15, 2018 at 7:47 am #

    Sir,

    This is good progress! there are other eighteen ministers that have been identified by the Integrity board yet to be tried!

    Shockingly, corruptions are increasing and we hear new stories every week starting at the prime minister’s office, ministers and all the way down!!

    PM Abadi has to exert more pressures to fight this terrorist and damaging behavior or he will be considered partner in this and Iraqis will badly resent him. Thank you

    God Bless Iraq

  2. Ibn Al IRaq February 19, 2018 at 8:02 am #

    Iraqis are tired out of hearing all officials/Politicians criticizing corruptions and bribery as if they are angels!! We demand actions to see results and improvements.

    God Bless Iraq

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