[size=36]Including ministers and governors .. Anti-Corruption Council refers the files of nine senior officials to the judiciary[/size]
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The Supreme Council for Combating Corruption referred the files of nine senior officials to the Supreme Judicial Council, including ministers, deputy ministers and governors.
"Based on the directive of the Prime Minister and in implementation of his speech to the Iraqi people on 9/10/2019, the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption has referred a significant number of corruption cases to the judiciary," the media office of the council said in a statement received. “This is related to nine senior officials, after strengthening the evidence, completing the fundamental procedures and forming a follow-up team in the Council, and holding coordination meetings with the judiciary to give them priority and resolve them as soon as possible.”
"The cases referred relate to two former ministers and two undersecretaries in the ministries (industry and minerals, transport, higher education, health) and a former minister-level employee and four former governors in the provinces of Babylon, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salah al-Din," it said.
He stressed that "other files will be referred successively to the judiciary duly to acquit or convict the defendants in accordance with the law."