BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Integrity Commission revealed on Tuesday that a former governor of Diyala, Amer Salman Yacoub, was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in accordance with Article 340 of the Penal Code for causing intentional damage to the money and interests of his employer and for wasting public money.
"The second Diyala Criminal Court issued its verdict condemning the escaped fugitive for wasting public money and paying money to a company for unfinished business in the construction of two landline lines for Al-Khalis 733 k station with a length of seven kilometers, " the agency said in a statement received by Iraq News .
She explained that "the province of Diyala has already contracted with a civil company; to complete the project in the amount of (2,765,000,000) billion dinars, but the company did not complete only a kilometer, despite the addresses and warnings addressed to it, and processed the project materials of origin is not serious contrary to the contract However, the governorate disbursed funds for the unfinished distance from the project.
"The court, after reviewing the statements of the legal representatives of the provincial council and the Diwan and the Diyala Electricity Department, who requested the complaint and compensation against the fugitive, in addition to the statements of witnesses, reached the full conviction of the defendant who violated the duties of his job and caused the intentional damage of nearly three Billion dinars.
The Commission pointed out that "the decision of the judge al-Sadr on the right of the convicted ensure the custody of his movable and immovable property, and keep the injured party to claim compensation right after the decision to obtain the final score.
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