Parliamentary Integrity: The transfer of Iraqi deposits from Lebanese banks took place twice, amounting to $4 million

Parliamentary Integrity: The transfer of Iraqi deposits from Lebanese banks took place twice, amounting to $4 million

2022-11-26 03:22

Parliamentary Integrity - The transfer of Iraqi deposits from Lebanese banks took place twice amounting to 4 millionShafaq News/ Member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Ahmed Taha Al-Rubaie called, on Saturday, to reveal all the circumstances of suspicions of corruption in transferring Iraqi assets from Lebanese banks to Iraqi banks (Al-Rafidain and Al-Rasheed).

Al-Rubaie said in a press statement, “We confirm what is being circulated about an attempt to transfer Iraqi funds from Lebanese banks to Al-Rafidain Bank, and Iraqi banks compensate Iraqi deposits instead of Lebanese banks after their inability to pay.”

He added, “The transfer process, for two times, in the amount of nearly 4 million dollars, is surrounded by serious suspicions of corruption, which calls for the Federal Integrity Commission and the oversight authorities to conduct urgent investigations with the Central Bank in particular and the Rafidain Bank, and as quickly as possible to reveal who is behind it.”

Al-Rubaie called on the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani, to “directly intervene to reveal the circumstances of this case in front of the Iraqi public opinion, and to clarify the suspicious parties and the satanic plans that aim to launder the money of the thieves at the expense of the Iraqi people’s money, as happened in the theft of tax secretariats from the Rafidain Bank, where there is a qualitative shift in The methods of corruption that were taking place through fake or failed projects or commissions on them, to the method of acquisition and direct appropriation of public money.

And the Federal Integrity Commission had announced last Tuesday that the Supreme Commission had directly investigated the process of transferring the balances deposited in Lebanese banks to the Rafidain Bank in Beirut.

The High Commission for the Investigation of Major Corruption Cases, and in speaking of the first files that it began its work with the investigation of, indicated that it is investigating suspicions of corruption in the process of transferring Iraqis’ balances deposited in Lebanese banks that are in possession of the Rafidain Bank – Beirut branch, as well as the bank account of the Rasheed Bank in Lebanese Central Bank.

And she continued, explaining that the investigation judge of the Central Anti-Corruption Criminal Court issued; Based on her investigations into the case, orders to bring in the former General Manager of the Rafidain Bank and his assistant; Against the background of suspicions of corruption in the process of transferring balances deposited in Lebanese banks, while he decided to summon other officials in the Central Bank.

She pointed out that the recruitment order issued in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code, was followed by the issuance of an order to stop the transfer of funds to the Rafidain and Rasheed Banks, stressing that it will inform the public of developments in the progress of the investigation in the case and the decisions of judgments issued by the judiciary against the accused, as permitted by the law and without prejudice. confidentiality of the investigation.

Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code stipulates that: “Any public employee or person assigned to a public service who willfully causes damage to the funds or interests of the entity in which he works or is connected by virtue of his position or with the funds of the persons entrusted to him shall be punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven years or with imprisonment.” “.