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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 […]

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 […]

Iraqi Ministers Probed on Corruption Charges

Iraq’s Commission of Integrity (COI) announced today that it has summoned a third minister on charges of corruption and mismanagement. The COI said in a statement that the court investigating integrity cases in Kirkuk Governorate issued a summons against the former minister of higher education and scientific research, who it did not name. Since 2003, […]

Commission of Integrity returns $135m to Oil Ministry

Iraq’s Commission of Integrity yesterday announced that it had returned $135 million of misappropriated funds to the oil ministry, the Anadolu Agency reported. The commission said that the company for the distribution of oil products misappropriated funds through contracts with two oil investment companies. Iraq is among the world’s most corrupt states according to Transparency […]

Officers Referred to Military Courts on Corruption Charges

Iraqi Defence Minister Najah Al-Shammari has issued an order on Thursday to refer several officers and commanders to military courts on corruption charges. The Ministry of Defence did not name the officers or specify their ranks. Last year, the Iraqi Commission of Integrity uncovered more than 2,000 warrants for corruption in the country in 2017, issued against […]

Former Trade Minister sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. A former Minister for Trade and two former State Directors of the Ministry have been sentenced in absentia to seven years in prison for corruption. A statement from Iraq's Commission of Integrity said the three committed offenses in two contracts between the State Company for Trading Grain and a company supplying basmati […]

Iraq Recovers Property "Unlawfully Sold" to Politician's Wife

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has retaken ownership of a property in Baghdad, after it said it was unlawfully sold to "the wife of a senior official in the previous [Abadi] government". The Commission of Integrity said in a statement that "the property was sold by the official to his wife in violation to […]

UNDP supports Commission of Integrity to Fight Corruption

UNDP support to the Commission of Integrity to fight corruption A technical study visit is currently being organized in Korea by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) for a high-ranking delegation from the Iraqi Integrity commission, to benefit from the Korea’s innovative, well tested-and-proven policy tools to […]

Workshop on Tackling Corruption

Comprehend the Corruption Perception Index CPI to introduce meaningful Anti-Corruption Reforms The United Nations Development Program UNDP, in partnership with the Iraqi Commission of Integrity, organized a workshop designed to discuss and provide an understanding on the data and methodologies used to rank countries on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The Workshop organized jointly with […]