Integrity: A Prison Sentence Was Issued Against An Associate Of A Government Bank In Anbar
On September 1, 2022
The Independent/ The Federal Integrity Commission announced the
issuance of a prison sentence and a financial fine against the assistant branch manager of a government bank in Anbar;
This is against the background of the case of embezzled funds from the bank.
The Commission’s Investigation Department, while talking about the case that it investigated and referred to the judiciary, stated, in a statement, which the Independent received a copy of, that
“the Rusafa Criminal Court, which is specialized in integrity issues, issued a ruling ordering a sentence of imprisonment for a period of (15) years, with a fine of Rs. (10,000,000) million dollars against the assistant director of Al-Rafidain Bank - Khalidiya branch.” She added that
"the court, after reviewing the papers, investigation records, seized exhibits, evidence and evidence obtained in this case, reached full conviction of the defendant's negligence, and decided to convict her by issuing a judgment in attendance, imprisoning her for (15) years, with a fine of $10,000,000; Based on the requirements of Article (36) of the Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Law No. (39) of 2015.” And the department continued, explaining,
“the steps taken after the issuance of a life sentence to the director of Al-Rafidain Bank - Khalidiya branch; For his participation with his assistant and other employees in embezzling an amount of (50,000,000,000) billion dinars from the bank resulting from the disbursement of pensioners’ money in Anbar. to access the embezzled money.”
In cooperation with law enforcement agencies and according to judicial memoranda,
“a team from the department carried out raids and searches on the homes of the convicts, each of the Rafidain Bank branch manager and his assistant, in coordination between the Baghdad Investigation Directorate and the land holding force in Anbar Governorate, where the team was able to find money inside their homes.”
Its value reached more than half a billion Iraqi dinars, in addition to seizing (9) real estate bonds distributed in different areas in Baghdad. And she pointed out that
"its continuous operations led to the discovery of a huge multi-storey building in the center of Al-Mansour city and a plot of land in the same location (belonging to the accused), as well as a house with an area of (300) meters in Al-Jamaa neighborhood, and (2) real estate apartments outside Iraq. And multiple bank accounts.” The statement continued,
"The team organized fundamentalist records, as all real estate bonds and citations related to them were linked in the investigative papers and presented to the judiciary, and their values were estimated and a special account was opened in the Rafidain Bank; to deposit the resulting rents.