BAGHDAD - A spokesman for the judiciary said that a court in Baghdad sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and former Minister of Environment Sargon Salioh for his conviction on charges related to graft in the framework of the country's quest to eliminate corruption in the government.
The spokesman said Abdul Sattar Bayraktar The Salioh put in custody after the verdict and he was fined about 300 thousand dollars. The former can appeal to the Minister.
Sentenced to Salioh under the article of the criminal law to punish willful damage to public property and that the court did not publish details of the case yet.
Launched Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi campaign in August to combat corruption and deterioration of performance in the political system that the fact that the strong networks based on loyalties and undermined the security forces, which are fighting Islamist militancy.
Abadi and launched his campaign after mass protests in August on corruption and the poor state of electricity and water services and widespread unemployment.
But faced resistance from entrenched interests of the owners has yet to implement only a limited number of the proposed reforms. In a major blow to efforts of the Iraqi parliament unanimously approved a resolution on Monday to prevent the government from implementing the important reforms without reference to Parliament and approval.
Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant against the Minister of Commerce Mohammad Abdul Karim Mlas last month after an investigation of receiving bribes and get benefits illegally and abuse of office.
Two officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Trade Tuesday Acting Minister of Trade sacked seven senior ministry officials, including the General Company for Grain Trade Manager on charges of graft. Do not yet know where Abdul Karim.
And increased criticism of the foundations upon which to choose the desired characters a private accounting senior political leaders and militia commanders who have the power and influence what provides them with immunity against Accounting despite evidence of their involvement in a large and complex corruption cases are serious enough to actually impacted on the reality of the country.
And mentions some such as former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who suggest various directories and other numbers to the direct responsibility of the rampant corruption in Iraq throughout his two terms between 2006 and 2014, where the current prime minister Haider admitted that he inherited his almost empty budget.
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