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Iraq Duty Free Responds to Allegations

Iraq Duty Free has responded to allegations regarding the renewal of its contract to run the duty free concessions at Baghdad and Basra airports in Iraq. According to the statement from its CEO, Ahmed Kamal, the owner of company has not been convicted of “any crime of punishment that deprives the freedom in Iraq.” His […]

Iraq Falls in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq’s ranking has fallen three places its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Iraq came in at number 169; last year’s position was 166 out of 176 countries. This result puts it behind countries such as Turkmenistan, Angola and Eritrea, and just […]

CEO Jailed for Fraud

The owner and chief executive officer of an armored vehicle company was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a scheme to defraud the United States by providing the U.S. Department of Defense with armored gun trucks that did not meet ballistic and blast protection requirements set out in the […]

Abadi says Laws will Protect Foreign Investors

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has promised to crack down on corruption, and says laws will protect nervous foreign investors. He told CNBC: “We are laying down all the legal framework … I think the worry is corruption, number one, which is hiding behind red tape and bureaucracy. We have established a higher […]

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 […]

Corruption Probes: Iraq takes Custody of Officials

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq is boosting its efforts to extradite fugitives wanted in corruption cases. On Jan. 25, Iraqi authorities in cooperation with Interpol took custody of former Trade Minister Abdel […]

Lawyers get Death Threats but Won’t go to Police

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Narim Rostam. For lawyers working on sensitive cases, especially corruption cases, in Iraqi Kurdistan, death and other threats are just part of the job. On New Year’s Eve in […]

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 […]