Integrity: five years' severe imprisonment for a bribery charge
13:59 - 30/12/2019
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The Integrity Commission announced, on Monday, the issuance of a sentence of severe imprisonment for a period of five years against a member of the House of Representatives for the previous session, based on the provisions of Article (312) of the Penal Code.
The authority said in a statement, which received (information), a copy of it, that “Al-Karkh Misdemeanor Court for Integrity Cases issued a five-year prison sentence against the defendant on the background of an audio recording transmitted by the media that included charges of“ buying a representative seat ”during 2018 in the amount of (250,000) one thousand dollars".
The statement added that “Article (312) of the Iraqi Penal Code stipulates that” he shall be punished by imprisonment: - Anyone who requests or takes a gift, a benefit, or an advantage, by claiming that it is a bribe to an employee or charged with a public service, and he intends to keep it for himself and every person who takes the gift or benefit or The advantage, or before any of that, with his knowledge because of him, even if the employee or the public servant intended for the bribery had not appointed him or had known about him unless he was a mediator for the bribery. Ended / 25