Newspaper reveals a major Iraqi-Lebanese corruption scandal ... Al-Halbousi is one of its heroes!
10:06 - 04/05/2020
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The Lebanese newspaper "Al-Akhbar" revealed, on Monday, a heavy [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] -Lebanese corruption scandal with a value of 34 million dollars, indicating that Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Al-Halbousi is one of its heroes.
The newspaper said in a report seen by him / the information: “A heavy-caliber corruption scandal was bombed in Baghdad yesterday, with Iraqi and Lebanese heroes”, stating that “a deal worth 34 million dollars, concluded by the Iraqi Ministry of Education with the company,“ the homeland ”, in The year 2019. The company is headquartered in the capital, Baghdad, and is owned by Lebanese businessmen: Karim Tahsin Al-Khayyat, Bashir Al-Khishen, and Richard Saliba. The services provided are hospital insurance for the Ministry's employees. As for financing the deal, it is the salaries of workers in education. ”
She added, “The 34 million dollars, according to preliminary investigations, were divided into the following form: 16 million dollars for MP Muthanna al-Samarrai, 3 million for Education Minister Soha Al-Ali, 11 million divided between Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and Deputy Muhammad al-Karbouli (brother of the leader of the“ Hizb al-Hilal Party ”) Jamal al-Karbouli), and 5 million for the "Home Land" company. $ 34 million - according to judicial sources - the company did not provide any service.
She explained that "this" division "was not" corruption "before last February. The "pie" was protected by a political understanding between Al-Halbousi, Karbouli, and Samurai. But the defection of the latter (and 11 other deputies) from a parliamentary coalition led by the first, prompted the Speaker of Parliament to discipline him, especially since his alliance - in his opinion - represents "the Sunni house" and "it is not permissible to hear an opinion contrary to his opinion."
And Iraqi judicial sources described the company as "illusory" and its contracts as "illogical," and whose goal is to accumulate fortunes illegally, closer to theft ", at a time the company sources confirm that it is" real, we are more than 20 years old, and we have been working in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for years ", wondering On the timing of the accusation, which coincided with the political dispute.
According to the newspaper’s information, the Iraqi judiciary issued arrest warrants for the seamstress and the rough, and it is currently seeking to be issued by «INTERPOL».
A senior Iraqi judicial source asked why the company was quick to "break the contract" with the ministry, as in recent weeks it had returned about 30 billion Iraqi dinars ($ 25 million), out of the deal value of 41 billion dinars (34 million dollars). While the company sources said that it was quick to "rescind the contract in love, in order to preserve the company's reputation and prevent the market of any other accusation," expressing its willingness to present documents proving its innocence. Ended / 25