Tag Archives | Integrity Committee

Integrity Commission Refers over 4,000 Cases to Courts

Iraq's Commission of Integrity (CoI) reports that it referred 4,365 cases of suspected corruption to the courts in 2011. The number of individuals accused in those cases was 5,682. The statistics, made by the Legal Office/CoI, showed the number of the distribution of these referrals is as follows: These numbers represent cases that were processed […]

Parliament takes back Control over Integrity Commission

The Iraqi parliament took back control over the parliamentary  Commission of Integrity from the Council of Ministers on Saturday. The majority of the members of parliament voted for the new committee law, despite strong opposition form the State of Law Coalition of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "The parliament can now assign the new head of […]

Ex-Iraq Official Slams Leaders over Graft

Iraq's former anti-corruption chief slammed its leaders Monday, describing graft as "part of the struggle for power", according to a report from AFP. Rahim Hassan al-Uqailee [Judge Rahim al-Akili; al-Ugeily], who last week stepped down as head of Iraq's Integrity Commission, sharply criticised interference in his inquiries, and said he had lost political support for […]

Al-Shahristani to Answer Questions on Fraudulent Electricity Deals

Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured), Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, will be summoned to parliament after the Eid al-Fitr holiday to answer questions about two fraudulent ministry of electricity contracts worth more than $1.7 billion, according to AKnews. A member of the parliamentary commission set up to investigate the case, Uday Awwad, told the agency that MPs signatures have […]

Arson Epidemic Linked to Corruption Investigations

In Iraq almost all official records are kept on paper. So what better way to kill the paper trail that corruption investigators are tracking, than burn the evidence? A rash of fires inside government buildings has led to calls for further investigation. A recent rash of small fires inside the offices of various ministries and […]

Iraq Probes Corruption in Military Deal

A member of Iraq's Integrity Committee, Aliya Nassif confirmed on Wednesday that the committee is investigating possible financial corruption in a deal by the previous government's Defense Ministry to buy military equipment from Serbia. Nassif told AKnews that the Ministry of Defense in the former government had contracted with Serbia to buy arms for the […]

Head of Iraq's SWAT Team Arrested for Corruption

The commander of Iraq's rapid response force has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. According to a report from Reuters, Brigadier General Numan Dakhil was caught during a sting operation in which he was filmed taking a $50,000 bribe from a contractor. Sabah al-Saedi, a member of the Integrity Committee, said that Brigadier General Numan […]

Integrity Commission Names Most Corrupt Ministries

The Parliamentary Integrity Commission revealed on Sunday the most corrupt government ministries, indicating that they are currently investigating the cases and that more details will follow. Bahaa al-Aaraji, the chairman of the committee told AKnews that the most corrupt ministries are those of health, trade, defense, sports and youth, as well as the Secretariat of […]