[size=36]Al-Sudani announces the recovery of part of the “theft of the century” money and confirms the release of the accused, Nour Zuhair, on bail[/size]
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, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani announced, on Sunday, the recovery of part of the stolen money from the tax secretariats.
Al-Sudani said in a press conference, followed by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that "part of the stolen money has been recovered from the tax secretariats," noting that "the competent authorities were able to recover the first batch of more than 182 billion dinars."
He added, "Investigative committees were formed to audit the instruments disbursed from the tax secretariats," noting that "the investigation committee pointed out violations and defaulters by facilitating the seizure of trust funds."
He continued, "There are bodies within the Tax Authority and other supervisory and responsible parties that facilitated the theft of trusts," stressing: "We will announce the parties that facilitated the theft of trusts after completing the investigations."
He stressed, "We will not exclude any party involved in the theft of safe deposits," noting that "the investigation committees have reached a conclusion that 114 checks have been paid to the accused, Noor Zuhair, with a total amount of more than one trillion dinars."
And he added that he had "disbursed 37 checks with a total amount of 624 billion dinars to Badia Al-Masar Company," noting that "the authorized director of Badia Al-Masar company is called Abdul Mahdi Tawfiq, and its accused owner is Abdul Rahman Muhammad Ibrahim."
And he continued, "66 checks were spent with a total amount of 982 billion dinars for the Humpback Whale Company to its fugitive authorized director Abdul-Mahdi Tawfiq and its accused owner, Qassem Muhammad," adding that he "disbursed 45 checks with a total amount of 607 billion dinars to the Baghdad Wind Company for its authorized director Abdul-Mahdi Tawfiq to its arrested owner, Hussein." kawa".
And he continued, "The money spent amounted to three trillion, 754 billion, 642 million, and 664 thousand dinars," stressing that "an agreement was reached between the second Karkh Investigation Court with Noor Zuhair to schedule a recovery of the full amount in the possession of the accused."
And he indicated that "the competent judge will issue an order to release Nour Zuhair on bail to hand over the full amount within two weeks," noting that "the largest part of the amount that Nour Zuhair has is real estate."
Al-Sudani called on the defendants against whom arrest warrants were issued to "surrender themselves and the stolen sums, and we will work with the judiciary to help them in accordance with the law," stressing that "the government will follow up on any accused and recover the stolen sums."
He pointed out that "the criterion of our relations with all countries is the extent of response in recovering the people's stolen money."
Al-Sudani called on the "General Manager of Al-Rafidain Bank to receive the refund amount from the tax secretariats."