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Iraqi PM tries to assure Skeptics of Anti-Corruption Initiative

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi PM tries to assure skeptics of anti-corruption initiative The new Iraqi prime minister says there will be no tolerance for human rights abuses in battling corruption. Click here […]

Head of Iraq's Integrity Commission Resigns

By John Lee. The head of Iraq's Commission of Integrity has resigned. Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi (pictured) submitted his resignation to Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, on Sunday. The Prime Minister confirmed that he had accepted the resignation, praising Al-Saadi's efforts at the Commission. In a statement, Al-Saadi said he was, "unable to continue in […]

$2.5bn Tax Fraud Uncovered in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Commission of Integrity (FCOI) has said it is investigating the theft of 3.7 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.5 billion) from the General Tax Authority. The funds were allegedly stolen from the Tax Authority's account at the state-run Rafidain Bank. According to The National, the money was paid to five recently-created companies […]

New Agreement to tackle Corruption in Kurdistan

KRI's anti-corruption agenda strengthened under new agreement with Commission of Integrity The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's (KRI) Commission of Integrity (CoI) have today renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen KRI's legislative and strategic anti-corruption frameworks and to enhance, the investigative capacity of it in line with […]

21 Arrest Warrants for Senior Iraqi Officials over Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity issued 21 arrest warrants in December for senior state officials on charges of corruption. A further 77 officials were summoned for questioning as part of anti-corruption investigations. Among the people implicated are a current minister and a former minister, but the statement from the Commission mentioned no names. […]

Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations

Iraqi Judges and Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations The Federal Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq, the Kurdistan Judicial Council and UNDP Iraq, with support from the U.S. Government, launched a series of workshops for investigative judges, prosecutors, investigators, auditors and financial analysts from all across Iraq in late November 2021. These workshops will aid Iraqi […]

Baghdad hosts Conference on Recovery of Looted Funds

By John Lee. An international conference on the recovery of looted funds has just concluded in Baghdad. The conference was organised by Iraq's Commission of Integrity, and was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi; the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit; ministers, judges and other officials. Praising the efforts of anti-corruption bodies, the […]

30 Years Jail for Bank Fraud in Amara

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity (COI) has announced that an accountant at the Al-Amara branch of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank has been given a 30-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of 996 million Iraqi dinars ($680,000). Her assets were also seized, and she will be required to repay the amount. A former director […]

50 Iraqi Ministers Accused of Corruption in 2 yrs

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Commission of Integrity (COI) said on Tuesday it had charged 50 ministers and 480 senior ranking officials with corruption as well as recovering and […]

Officials Sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity has said that two official have been sentenced, in absentia, to seven years in prison for misusing 7.1 billion dinars ($6 million) of public funds. The two were former board members of the Martyrs Foundation, and tbe violations concerned a contract with a German company. Arrest warrants have […]

Integrity Commission restored $2bn to Iraqi Treasury

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s official anti-corruption agency stated in its latest annual report that it restored 2.84 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.38 billion) to the Treasury in 2019. The Federal […]