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Engaging NGOs in the Fight Against Corruption

Commission of Integrity launches campaign to engage non-governmental organizations in the fight against corruption Iraq’s Commission of Integrity (CoI) has launched a national campaign to promote a broader engagement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society in the fight against corruption. Under the leadership of the office of the Prime Minister of Iraq and through […]

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Minister of Transport to be Investigated for Corruption

MP Adil al-Nuri of the State of Law Alliance has said the integrity commission will commence procedures to investigate the Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan, on corruption and waste of public funds. Al-Nuri added that the Integrity Commission will renew a push to prosecute senior officials involved in corruption during the coming parliamentary period. (Source: […]

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Authorities Deny Release of Iraqi Airways Chief

The Commission of Integrity has denied reports on the release of Iraqi Airways chairman following his arrest “red-handed” taking a bribe. A commission statement on August 15 said that reports by some media outlets that claimed the release of Samer Kabba, the Iraqi Airways chairman, were untrue. The statement said the investigating judge referred the […]

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Basra Governor “quits” after Corruption Investigation

By John Lee. The governor Basra has reportedly stepped down and gone to Iran following an investigation by the Integrity Commission into allegations of corruption against him. The Integrity Commission has asking the foreign ministry in Baghdad to ask Iran to repatriate Majid al-Nasrawi. According to a report from Reuters, a Basra-based politician close to Nasrawi […]

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Iraq seeks Extradition of $800m Fraudster

By John Lee. Iraq’s Commission of Integrity has said that an Iraqi detained by Jordanian authorities is Ziad Tariq Abdullah Al-Qattan, the former deputy of the Secretary General of Iraqi Ministry of Defense, who has been convicted in absentia of embezzling about 1 trillion Iraqi dinars (IQD) ($800 million) from the Iraqi Ministry of Defence. […]

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Senior Officials Referred to Court on Corruption Charges

By John Lee. Iraq’s Commission of Integrity has referrd four former senior officials to court on charges of corruption. Middle East Monitor reports the the Commission referred two former deputies of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the former director of former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s military office, and Baghdad’s former mayor. Bahaa al-Araji, Saleh al-Mutlaq, Farouk […]

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Iran, Iraq MoU on Financial Corruption

By John Lee. High-ranking officials from Iran and Iraq are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve cooperation in fighting financial corruption. The Head of the General Inspection Office of Iran, Nasser Seraj, hosted a visit from Hasan Al-Yasiri, the head of Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, at which various aspects of the anti-corruption […]

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Ministers ‘to be Tried for Corruption’

By John Lee. The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has announced that over 2,000 people, are to face trial for corruption. According to a report from BasNews, this number includes 13 govenment ministers. At a press conference in Baghdad on Thursday, the Head of the Commission, Hassan al-Yassiri declared that in support of the Iraqi Prime […]

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Money from Fake Bomb Detectors Repatriated

By John Lee. Iraq’s Commission of Integrity has reportedly repatriated five billion Iraqi dinars [$4.3 million] that were smuggled to Lebanon. According to Aswat al Iraq, the money, in addition to some real estate investments, were illegally obtained by British businessman James (Jim) McCormick, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Britain for […]

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