"Anti-corruption" reveals moves to recover $ 15 billion in looted money
09:08 - 01/03/2020
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The observer member of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, Saeed Moussa, revealed on Sunday that the money sentenced to "judicially" recovering it from outside [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] amounted to more than 15.6 billion dollars, noting that 11 of the convicted wanted were out of 182 who are currently before the courts on charges Corruption and smuggling of funds outside the country.
Moussa said in a statement reported by the official newspaper Al-Sabah and seen by him / the information: “There is a decision by the Security Council that enhances the facilitation of the disclosure of secret bank accounts in Swiss banks, and the recovery department in the Integrity Commission is working to benefit from this matter, and work is going on. As planned so far. ”
He added, "We need strict judicial decisions, in addition to the need for robust judicial decisions," noting that "the acquisition of looted funds will not take place in the near time, and work is still underway, and there are legal amendments; including the establishment of (the fund recovery fund) in addition to a prosecution file." Funds before 2003 and beyond.
Moussa called on the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs and the Integrity and Judicial Authority to take immediate measures to recover the looted money, and it is important that we rely on decisions of issues of quality and durability, and we need tireless work by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, calling at the same time to “inventory the money file abroad Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and the Integrity Commission. ”
He stressed that "there is a large amount of looted money, and recovering it is a respect for the sovereignty of the country, which is important because it is one of the criteria of the rule of law, and it must be generalized in the management of public money." He pointed out that "the sectoral authority responsible for recovering money is the Integrity Commission, and Iraq is a member and a party in (The United Nations Convention against Corruption), which allows it to move smoothly, because many international parties adhere to Chapter V of the agreement, which is related to the recovery of looted funds, and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] should invest the international effort in this section.
Moussa explained, “The money sentenced to recover amounted to more than 15 billion and 631 million dollars, and the Directorate of Money Recovery in the Integrity Commission decided to move to recover the seized funds, which amounted to approximately 4.5 million dollars, while the actual recovered funds amounted to approximately 15 million dollars, while the amount of recovered funds From inside [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] More than 27 million dollars, "noting that" [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] claims to 38 countries amounted to more than 8 billion dollars. "
Moussa pointed out that "the number of recovery files amounted to 457 files, and the number of wanted convicts is 182, while the number of recovered convicts amounted to six, while the number of convicts arrested and transferred to the judiciary was 11, and convicts who were arrested and refused to be extradited in other countries 25 convicts." . Ended / 25