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Shafaq News/ The Federal Integrity Commission announced, on Monday, the recovery of two government officials convicted of financial corruption cases, who fled to the Sultanate of Oman, indicating that
their arrest was carried out in cooperation with the Omani authorities and Interpol.
The recovery department of the authority said, in a statement received by Shafaq News agency, that the convicts, one of whom was the former director general of urban planning in the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, and the other the former director general of the Anbar Agriculture Department.
It indicated that they were arrested on the territory of the Sultanate of Oman. Based on the international arrest warrants and recovery files organized by the department in cooperation with the competent courts, according to the research radio issued by the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.
She explained that a team from the Recovery Department, accompanied by a security detachment from the Arab and International Police Directorate at the Ministry of Interior (Interpol), received the convicts in cases of abuse of job position and willful damage to state funds and illegal appropriation of them in the capital, Muscat, and they arrived this morning at Baghdad International Airport, from in order to hand them over to the judicial authorities; to receive their just punishment.
The department added that the two convicts had previously been convicted by the Iraqi judicial authorities by decisions in absentia issued by the Central Anti-Corruption and Anbar Criminal Courts; Based on the provisions of Articles 316 and 340 of the Penal Code.
The department appreciated the role of the competent authorities in the Sultanate of Oman in cooperation and coordination with the Iraqi authorities in arresting and handing over the convicts, stressing that the commission is determined to clamp down on the corrupt fugitives, and to coordinate with the countries in which they reside; In order not to become safe havens for wanted fugitives.
It indicated that the convicts were arrested in the territory of the Sultanate of Oman, according to the radio search issued against them. Based on the international arrest warrant with the Iraqi judicial authorities, which was requested and organized by the Recovery Department, the recovery files were organized very quickly; This led to the success of their recovery process.
On February 23, the commission announced a preliminary agreement between the head of the Integrity Commission, Judge Haider Hanoun, and the head of the Financial and Administrative Control Authority in the Sultanate of Oman, Sheikh Ghosn bin Hilal Al-Alawi, to conclude a memorandum of understanding in the field of combating corruption and exchanging information and investigations about the defendants wanted by the court. and corruption funds smuggled abroad in order to recover them.
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