11:25 - 08-11 2022
Today, Thursday, the Integrity Commission announced the recovery and prevention of waste of nearly two trillion dinars, while noting that most institutions refrain from implementing electronic work.
The head of the commission, Alaa Al-Saadi, said in a press conference held at the commission's headquarters during the media of its semi-annual report, "We look to the House of Representatives, with what it possesses from the supervisory side and the executive authority, to make Iraq an environment that expels corruption," noting that "the commission in its work depends on professionalism and submits its report and does not hesitate to In mentioning names whenever they are authorized.
He added, "Many institutions trade bribes and obstruct transactions, and began to lose the confidence of the citizen," noting that "most government institutions deliberately refrain from implementing electronic work and put up arguments to evade the application of these systems."
He continued, "The authority was able, during the first half of this year, to recover and prevent wasting (1,773,380,063,273) dinars of public funds to the account of the public treasury through its deterrent and preventive measures," noting that "those amounts represent what has been actually recovered to the public treasury account, Or the money that it revealed, or the money that judicial rulings have been issued to return it and which prevented and stopped its waste.
He stated that "the penal cases in the first half of this year included 280 ministers and special degrees, general managers and those of their rank," explaining that "these were distributed by 39 ministers and those of his rank, and (241) those with special grades, general managers and those of their rank."
And he indicated, "The commission considered, during the first half of this year, (34,209) communications, reports and criminal cases, distributed among (8,877) communications, (10,535) reports, and (14,797) criminal cases."
Regarding the investigative side, Al-Saadi pointed out that "the commission received 8,877 communications and 10,535 reports, and resulted in 14,797 cases, of which 7,739 people were accused."
While the director general of investigations at the authority, Karim Al-Ghazi, said during the conference: "The number of defendants referred to the trial court - misdemeanors and felonies during the first half of 2022 amounted to 1754."
He added, "Their investigations led to the issuance of (731) arrest warrants by the judicial authorities, of which (396) were executed, including (8) ministers and those of their rank, and (53) of those with special degrees, general managers and those of their rank."
Regarding the recovery files, the director of the recovery department in the commission, Moataz Al-Abbasi, confirmed that "the Integrity Commission worked during the first six months of this year on (58) files related to fugitives wanted in corruption cases, 23 of which were prepared, including (11) files against people with special degrees, general managers and those of their rank, in addition to (104) files to recover smuggled money, in which (166) judicial decisions were issued.
He pointed out that "in the same period (9) drafts of cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding were prepared with Iraqi, Arab and international ministries and governmental institutions, one of which was concluded.
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