In numbers ... Integrity reveals the value of money recovered from abroad and the number of those wanted in it
Time: 09/16/2020 09:26:26 Read: 1,248 times
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Integrity Commission called for the need to enact a law that prevents the assumption of dual nationalities to senior positions in the state, and while it revealed that it had prepared 479 international recovery files against convicts fleeing outside the country, it confirmed its success in recovering and preventing the waste of four trillion dinars during the past two years.
The head of the recovery department at the authority, Muhammad Ali Muften, said in a press statement, "The department has prepared 479 international recovery files against convicts fleeing outside the country, totaling 194 convicts, pointing out that 54 convicts have been arrested, indicating that the foreign judicial authorities have refused to hand over 43 of them."
To its Iraqi counterpart, there are three others whose cases are still pending before foreign courts, while the Iraqi authorities have recovered eight convicts, including a minister and his class.
He added: The department's efforts resulted in the Lebanese judicial authorities arresting the former Minister of Trade in 2017, and the Iraqi judicial authorities received him in 2018, and the former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defense recovered after organizing dozens of recovery files and sending 49 of them to the Jordanian judiciary, with a total of The sentences imposed against him are 650 years in prison, and the money he is demanding to return is 800 million dollars."
Muften added, "The international files of recovery also included the former governor of Kirkuk and the mayor of Baghdad, and they were arrested last year by the Lebanese and Syrian authorities, but they refused to hand them over to Iraq, stressing that his department will continue with procedures to recover convicts, many of whom reside in Jordan, Turkey, the Emirates and Syria.
He disclosed that his department had succeeded in recovering 12 million euros from Spain, representing the value of processed oil shipments from the Ministry of Oil to a Spanish company in 1988,
and the supporting technical team recovered funds for the dissolved Military Industrialization Organization that were deposited in a Jordanian bank, while recovering 500 thousand dollars deposited in the account of a person and his wife He was the director of a dissolved military manufacturing company in a Lebanese bank.
The Director of the Recovery Department in Integrity continued that his department recovered two million and 300 thousand pounds after following up the first convict in the case of the British explosive detection devices (Jim McCromick), and also recovered 23 billion, 516 million dinars and 500 thousand dollars from convicts convicted in absentia, and seized the transferred and immovable money.
The transfer to convicts outside the country and preventing them from disposing of it until they appear before the Iraqi judiciary, announcing the success of the commission over the past two years in recovering and preventing the waste of more than four trillion dinars.
He revealed the existence of obstacles in the field of recovery, the most prominent of which is dual nationality, calling for the enactment of a law that prohibits the assumption of dual nationalities to senior positions in the state in implementation of Article (18) / Fourth of the Constitution, which stipulates that whoever holds a sovereign or high security position must abandon any nationality Other acquired, in addition to the lack of obligation and penalties for countries that host the smuggled money and the accused, pointing to the importance of concluding international agreements between Iraq and the rest of the countries, which will ensure overcoming some of these obstacles.