In May of this year, we reported claims that Iraq’s anti-corruption bodies were investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports, following reports of corruption from Al-Ahad TV. According to a new report from Al-Ahad TV, and to documents recently received by Iraq Business News (see below), the Iraqi Parliament has […]
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Iraq Duty Free Responds to Allegations
Iraq Duty Free has responded to allegations regarding the renewal of its contract to run the duty free concessions at Baghdad and Basra airports in Iraq. According to the statement from its CEO, Ahmed Kamal, the owner of company has not been convicted of "any crime of punishment that deprives the freedom in Iraq." His […]
Were Duty Free Contracts Illegally Granted?
Iraq Business News has learned of claims that Iraq's anti-corruption bodies are investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports. Early last year we reported that the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and the Ministry of Transport had extended Iraq Duty Free's exclusive contract at the airports by ten years […]
Three Charged in Iraq Kickback Scheme
AFP reports that three men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the US government over a kickback scheme involving contracts for ammunition disposal in Iraq. Briton Ahmed Sarchil Kazzaz and his business, Leadstay Company, were charged in federal court in the southern state of Alabama along with US citizens Gaines Newell, 52, and Billy […]