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Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News
Today, Tuesday, the Integrity Commission's Prevention Department revealed that it had referred dozens of files to the Investigation Department about the inflation of money and illegal gain for various positions ranging from minister, general manager, and officers in the army and internal security forces, confirming the issuance of final court rulings in some of them.
The Director General of the Department, Ali Qassem, said, according to the official newspaper, that "the most prominent achievements of the Commission through the Department of Prevention since the implementation of the first amendment to the Law of the Integrity Commission and its entry into force is that it has referred (30) files to the Investigation Department about the inflation of funds and illegal gain for various job grades ranging from degree (Minister), (General Director), (army officers and internal security forces), and at high ranks (judge), in addition to other job ranks.
He stressed, "the issuance of final judicial rulings in some of them, as the result of one of the cases was the issuance of a judicial decision to recover the value of illegal gain amounting to (17) million dollars to the state," noting that "some cases are still under investigation in the judiciary, as well as some files are under investigation." The achievement is by the Prevention Department, and it will be referred to the judiciary and announced soon.”
He added that "this year witnessed an increase in the number of officials who disclosed their financial liabilities as a result of the provisions contained in the first amendment to the Law of the Integrity and Illicit Gain No. 30 of 2011, as it had a significant impact in increasing the number of respondents to disclose their financial liabilities, when This law included deterrent measures and criminal penalties against those who refrain from disclosing their financial liabilities, as well as those who deliberately conceal and not disclose some information about their movable and immovable funds, as the number of respondents increased at a high rate as soon as the law was published in the Iraqi Gazette and entered into force.
Qassem revealed the parties that the Prevention Department can seek help from and coordinate with to investigate the funds of the taxpayers, noting that it “uses and coordinates with most of the relevant authorities in the field of investigation and investigation of money inflation and illegitimate gain, including the Ministry of Interior and its departments and the Ministries of Finance, Justice, Industry and Agriculture, as well as the The Central Bank of Iraq and many other destinations.
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