[size=36]Referring 1,775 defendants to the judiciary and returning millions of dollars.. Integrity reveals its achievements for the first half of 2021[/size]
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, Thursday, The Integrity Commission revealed the details of its achievements and its investigative, legal, preventive and educational work for the first half of 2021, pointing out that 1,775 defendants were referred to the judiciary during the first half of this year.
In announcing its mid-term report, Mawazine News received a copy of it, the authority confirmed that "the public funds that were recovered or revealed and those that were issued court rulings to return them and which the authority prevented and stopped wasting and which were returned to the account of the public treasury totaled (253,586,273,259) billion. dinars, and (4,920,096.137) four billion dollars during this period exclusively.”
She indicated that she had examined (25,490) reports, news and criminal cases, explaining that the number of reports was (1,887), while the number of reports was (9,890), while the criminal cases amounted to (13,713) of them with Al-Muddawwar.
And she pointed out that "the mid-term report showed the number of defendants referred to the trial court - misdemeanors and felonies - as their number reached (1775), while the commission's investigations led to the issuance of (858) arrest warrants by the judicial authorities, of which (455) were executed during the half. The number of judicial recruitment orders issued based on the commission’s investigations during the same period amounted to 3,208, of which 2,098 were executed, in addition to the issuance of 675 judicial arrest warrants.
The report reviewed "the number of defendants, penal cases, estimated amounts, and cases covered by the general amnesty law, indicating that the total number of those covered by it in relation to corruption cases referred by the commission amounted to 256 accused and convicted in (73) criminal cases."
The report dealt with the seizure operations and the seized funds carried out by the authority during the first half of this year, explaining that it carried out (497) seizures, and that the number of defendants in those operations amounted to 247, supported by the criminal evidence that was seized and confirmed in the fundamentalist seizure records. Organized by the commission’s teams submitted to the investigative bodies.
He explained that "the commission worked during the same period exclusively on (92) files related to fugitives wanted in corruption cases, of which (21) files were prepared and (71) of them are under preparation, while at the same time it worked on (217) files to recover the smuggled money."
He pointed out that “the authority received (27020) financial disclosure forms, where the response rate of the presidents of the republic, ministers, the parliament, the judiciary, the two deputy speakers of the parliament and ministers was (100) percent, while the response rate of heads of bodies and entities not associated with a ministry and those with the rank of minister was (87). 5 percent. As for members of the House of Representatives, their response rate was 76.5 percent, as only 244 MPs disclosed their financial liabilities out of a total of (319) MPs until the middle of the year.
And the report continued, that "the authority monitored the integrity and validity of the data presented in the statements of financial accounts for (2023) included, distributed among (49) entities," highlighting "drafts of legislation and laws completed and proposed by the authority and the measures taken in this regard during the same period, and also included The report includes the educational awareness activities launched by the authority during that period.
It is noteworthy that Article (21) of the Law on Integrity and Illicit Gain stipulates that “the commission’s president shall submit an annual report to the House of Representatives and the Council of Ministers within (120) days from the end of the year, which includes a summary of the commission’s activities and achievements in the investigative field and in the field of development. A culture of integrity, transparency, accountability and public service ethics, and in the field of prosecuting graft, and made available to the media and the public.” Ended 29/A43