Iraq begins the investigation of the transfer of balances deposited in Lebanese banks
The High Commission for the Investigation of Major Corruption Cases, and in speaking of the first files that it began its work with the investigation of, indicated that it is investigating suspicions of corruption in the process of transferring Iraqis’ balances deposited in Lebanese banks that are in possession of the Rafidain Bank - Beirut branch, as well as the bank account of the Rasheed Bank in Lebanese Central Bank.
And she continued, explaining that the investigation judge of the Central Anti-Corruption Criminal Court issued; Based on her investigations into the case, orders to bring in the former General Manager of the Rafidain Bank and his assistant; Against the background of suspicions of corruption in the process of transferring balances deposited in Lebanese banks, while he decided to summon other officials in the Central Bank.
She pointed out that the recruitment order issued in accordance with the provisions of Article (340) of the Penal Code, was followed by the issuance of an order to stop the transfer of funds to the Rafidain and Rasheed Banks, stressing that it will inform the public of developments in the progress of the investigation in the case and the decisions of judgments issued by the judiciary against the accused, as permitted by the law and without prejudice. confidentiality of the investigation.
Article (340) of the Iraqi Penal Code stipulates that: “Any public employee or person assigned to a public service who willfully causes damage to the funds or interests of the entity in which he works or is connected by virtue of his position or with the funds of the persons entrusted to him shall be punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven years or with imprisonment.
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