Commission receives file from CBI; Investigation ongoing

Verify the Integrity Commission Iraqi official involved in combating corruption cases linked to the Central Bank, as confirmed by the Authority spokesman Hassan Aati and chairman of the Integrity Committee in the parliament Bahaa al-Araji Tuesday.

And Aati told “AFP”: “We have received a special file by the Central Bank of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee and the investigation is ongoing.”

The spokesman did not clarify the nature of the file, but Araji said that the case “is not about money but rather the procedures and instructions led to the increase in the price of the dollar against the dinar (Iraqi) and the low price of the dinar.”

Araji added: “The investigation is still ongoing. Issued arrest warrants but no warrants have been issued a travel ban,” noting that the number of arrest warrants was “30 memorandum include bank governor and his deputy, and this is what will make it more complicated.”

The confidence that the “central bank governor and his deputy would represent before the courts.” He said that “this judge’s decision, and must be respected and we hope the politicians should not interfere.”

For his part, did not confirm Aati issuance of arrest warrants in this case, pointing out that the “Integrity Commission does not issue arrest warrants or arrested, but competence is an investigation, and if there are arrest warrants are issued by the judiciary alone.”

The Central Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi, who has been in office since 2003, said in connection with the “Agence France Presse” from Tokyo two days ago: “I do not know anything about it and, God willing, there will be no arrest warrants.”

The Ministry of Justice confirmed that the case is linked to Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, which could not be contacted over the past two days.

And witnessed the exchange rate of the dollar in April, the highest level against the dinar since about 4 years in local markets is 1320 dinars per dollar, after it was steady at 1230 dinars to the dollar.

Shabibi said the time told AFP that “the unstable political situation in Iraq and the surrounding region has created a great demand for the dollar which led to a rise in the currency exchange rate recently,” in reference to Iran and Syria.

The Federal Supreme Court issued on January 18, 2011 decision to link the Central Bank of the Council of Ministers, citing “the predominance of the executive of the bank and its activities.”

The central bank governor warned after the adoption of this resolution the risk of applying the decision of the Federal Supreme Court because that “Iraq has the responsibility to protect will lose his money abroad.”