The Integrity Commission has been able to reduce the 77m Iraqi dinars embezzled from the Ministry of the Environment by recovering funds in a raid on the defendant’s home.
After a court case lasting three days a statement said the main defendant in the case had misappropriated the funds by issuing fake cheques and through the corruption of one of the employees in the Ministry of Environment, as well as others working in a bank in Baghdad.
The operation seized the funds in a raid on the defendant's home, where a team of the Integrity Commission managed to recover part of the money.
The defendant had spent the rest of the stolen money, whilst on the run, on a car and other property in one of the provinces.
( Eye media company )