Al-Sudani asks for international support to recover those wanted in the “Theft of the Century” case
This came during his meeting today with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, and her accompanying delegation, according to a statement issued by Al-Sudani's media office, which stated that the meeting discussed the current government's efforts to enhance stability and consolidate the democratic path.
According to the statement, the meeting witnessed a review of the government's plans to address the file of the displaced, by working to secure their return to their areas after providing them with a decent life and stability.
The statement added that the meeting touched on the government's efforts to combat corruption through measures taken by the Prime Minister, and it will be the first starting point for work in state institutions for the current stage.
Al-Sudani said, according to the statement, that the government will activate the laws in force and benefit from the experiences of successful countries in this field, and pointed to the need for Iraq to support the international community in order to recover its smuggled money, as well as to recover those wanted by the judiciary from those convicted and involved in corruption cases, especially in the case of tax insurances.
For her part, Plasschaert offered assistance through United Nations programs to provide training and logistical support, and pointed to the efforts of the Sudanese government and its seriousness in combating corruption and its emphasis on curbing its practices.
It is noteworthy that last October, witnessed the disclosure of a huge embezzlement of trust funds in the General Tax Authority for an amount of 3.7 trillion Iraqi dinars (two and a half billion US dollars), and according to the Integrity Commission, the case is still under investigation to reach all those involved.
Judicial arrest warrants were also issued against a number of parties to the case, most notably the director of the "Innovators" company, Noor Zuhair Al-Mudhaffar.
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