BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi officials and senior politicians will soon be toppled by the charges

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi officials and senior politicians will soon be toppled by the charges

2017/11/19 17:00

BAGHDAD Reuters - Iraqi officials and senior politicians will soon be toppled by the chargesBaghdad today – follow-up

Al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday that the team of international investigators in Iraq was able to complete advanced stages in the conviction of Iraqi officials and politicians involved in files of corruption related to the laundering and smuggling of Iraqi funds abroad and the loss of funds of the former regime.

The newspaper said in a report published today, announcing the names of convicts early next month, coinciding with the start of the work of foreign companies to implement large investment projects in cities liberated from the control of the Daash organization, with the support of donor countries.

The newspaper quoted the Rapporteur of the Commission on Integrity Representative Juma Diwan, asserting that “the international team reached within two years of his work in Iraq, the involvement of senior officials and politicians prominent files corruption.”

“The international team is close to ending its work and will deliver the final results to the competent authorities on the basis of an agreement between the government and the UN mission,” Diwan said, adding that “the Integrity Commission had information on the work of the international team and led to the conviction of officials who held ministerial posts in successive governments , As well as prominent political figures from the Arabs and Kurds. ”

The committee’s decision stressed the importance of “removing the influential political parties from the work of the judiciary and activating its role in prosecuting Iraqi officials accused of residing abroad convicted of smuggling money and sentenced in absentia to imprisonment.”

The newspaper quoted sources as saying that “Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will ask the judiciary to overcome the obstacles to prosecute those involved in the corruption of dual-holders and residents abroad,” noting that “the most prominent files of corruption (related to the loss of funds of the former regime deposited abroad was Will be returned and his fate is not known). ”

The UN mission in Iraq formed a committee to recover the funds of the former regime in 2003 estimated billions of dollars is not known and the international investigators team held the former government responsible for not disclosed.

Source: Al Watan Saudi Arabia