Integrity: sentencing a former Sadrist MP who hid her financial interests
12:52 - 10/11/2019
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The Integrity Commission, on Sunday, the approval of the Court of Cassation in Baghdad on the decision of the verdict against the former deputy of the Liberal Bloc (Sadrist movement) Zainab al-Sahlani, indicating that the convict violated the instructions disclosure of financial disclosure.
"The convicted former member of the House of Representatives (Zainab Abdul Ali Jareed Al-Sahlani) has already come to the department and made a commitment to the validity of the information disclosed by her in her financial disclosure forms," the authority said in a statement received. “After investigating the movable and immovable property and boycotting the results with the information it declared, it was found that there are unauthorized properties assigned by the taxpayer according to the letters of the General Directorate of Real Estate Registration and the Real Estate Registration Department in Shatrah.”
The statement added that "the Court of Appeal of Baghdad - Karkh federal as a discriminatory ratified the conviction; for violating the convicted financial disclosure instructions No. (2 of 2017) and conceal information related to the ownership of a number of real estate, and not mentioned in the disclosure form obliged to submit."
She explained, “The Court of Misdemeanor Karkh competent on integrity issues, after reviewing the evidence obtained in this case of the testimony of the legal representative of the Integrity Commission, and the letters of the Department of Real Estate Registration in Shatra, who support the purchase of the property, in addition to photos of the registration of real estate where the name of the accused, and disclosure forms The financial disclosure in which the properties were not included, in addition to their recognition of the return of the properties and not mentioned in the disclosure form, found that the evidence is sufficient and convincing to criminalize and convict them.
She pointed out that "the court sentenced in late August the convict in accordance with the provisions of Article (245) of the Penal Code, while retaining the affected party the right to claim compensation before the civil courts in accordance with the provisions of Article (19) fundamentalism." Done / 25