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ICAA Director Jailed for Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Anti-Corruption Central Criminal Court has sentenced the director of the legal department at the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to seven years in prison on charges of corruption. According to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council, the director "received a bribe from the complainant to carry on a job that […]

Iraqi Federal Court Accused of Politicization

By Adnan Abu Zeed 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 federal court accused of politicization Iraq's federal court ruled March 2 that the formation of the Anti-Corruption Committee formed by the Iraqi prime minister in mid-2020 is […]

Ericsson Shares Slide Further on New Iraq Revelations

By John Lee. Shares in Swedish telecom company Ericsson have again fallen sharply, following further disclosures about the its conduct in Iraq, and concerns that it had not cooperated fully with the US Department of Justice. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said: "On December 6, 2019, Ericsson entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement […]

Iraqi Judges in Crosshairs of Drug Dealers

By Adnan Abu Zeed 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 judges in crosshairs of drug dealers with powerful connections Iraq has seen systematic assassinations of judges since 2003, most of whom were handling investigations into drugs and […]

Ericsson to Review Investigation into Compliance in Iraq

By John Lee. Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it is reviewing its investigation into past compliance concerns in Iraq. In a press release, the company said: "Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has received questions from media regarding past compliance related matters in Iraq. It appears media will focus on the conduct of business in unstable regions […]

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. […]

Joint efforts to Combat Corruption in Iraq

The fight against corruption requires collective action with the full participation of public authorities, the private sector, civil society, the media, and all citizens. It will be essential all actors coordinate and synergize their efforts to enhance effectiveness and achieve significant results for the country. International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on 9 December since […]

Unaoil Bribery Conviction Quashed

By John Lee. Ziad Akle, Unaoil's territory manager for Iraq, has had his conviction for bribery quashed by the UK's Court of Appeal today (Friday). He had been sentenced to five years' imprisonment in July 2020 having been found guilty of paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55-million contract to supply offshore mooring […]