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Big Fines for Dinar Auction Fraud

By John Lee. Iraq’s Commission of Integrity has revealed that it has concluded cases resulting in fines of more than 245 billion dinars ($206 million) on private banks, due to violations relating to customs licences and foreign currency auction instructions for 2012. The CoI mentioned that one of these corruption cases related to a private […]

Dinar Fraud Trial Begins

By John Lee. Ohio based publication The Toledo Blade has reported the beginning of a new trial of three local men accused of intentionally deceiving investors with the now familiar refrain that the Iraqi dinar will dramatically revalue. The accused ran a firm BH Group along with two hedge funds, with one defendant allegedly lying about fighting in Iraq. […]

New Dinars Have Improved Anti-Forgery Features

By John Lee. Iraq is introducing new Iraqi Dinar notes with improved security features, such as guarantee ribbons and the internationally used SPARK feature. The Central Bank of Iraq treasury director Ihsan Shamran al-Yasseri announced the move, noting that this was a positive step forward that would help strengthen the currency. The new notes, to […]