Samson at KTFA “Corruption and Arrests -iraqi News”


Samson:  Interior Minister: We arrested one of those “involved in stealing tax money” while trying to escape from Baghdad airport

24th October, 2022

Iraq is a trust in our necks and we will not allow the theft of its money or complacency in anything that affects its security, and accordingly we directed a special force of the heroes of the Ministry of Interior to arrest (Noor Zuhair Jassim) at Baghdad International Airport while he was trying to leave the country by a private plane, as I thank and appreciate the efforts of the just Iraqi judiciary, which issued the necessary approvals to accomplish this task.

Othman Al-Ghanimi
Minister of the Interior   LINK

Samson:  The Minister of Interior confirms.. a security force prevents the owner of the “Al-Qant” company, who is involved in “theft of tax money”, from traveling

24th October, 2022

On Monday, a security force prevented one of the main suspects in the investigation for theft of tax insurance funds from traveling through Baghdad airport.

A security source told Shafak News Agency; A security force prevented Nour Zuhair, director of the “Al-Qant” company, which was involved in stealing tax department insurance funds, from boarding the plane at Baghdad Airport.

The source added; That the procedure was a travel ban only, and he was not arrested due to the lack of a judicial warrant for his arrest and summons.

Meanwhile; The Iraqi Minister of Interior, Othman Al-Ghanimi, confirmed the arrest of the director of the Al-Qant Company at Baghdad Airport.

Al-Ghanimi said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency; “We directed a special force of the Ministry of Interior’s heroes to arrest (Noor Zuhair Jassim) at Baghdad International Airport while he was trying to leave the country by a private plane.”

Al-Ghanimi thanked “the just Iraqi judiciary, which issued the necessary approvals to accomplish this task.”   LINK


Samson:  The Ministry of the Interior arrests (7) wanted persons in Baghdad

25th October, 2022

The Ministry of Interior announced today, Tuesday, the arrest of (7) suspects in Baghdad, according to various legal articles.

A statement by the Ministry of Interior, received by Shafaq News Agency, said that “the detachments of the Al-Wahda Police Station in the Al-Madayn Police Department of the Baghdad Police Command arrested seven suspects, during a morning security exercise supervised by the Baghdad Police Commander, according to various legal articles.”

The statement added that “the arrested suspects were escorted to the aforementioned police station to take fundamental legal measures against them in accordance with the law.”   LINK


Samson:  Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirms that the Iraqi government will continue to fight corruption

25th October, 2022

The Iraqi caretaker prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, confirmed, on Tuesday, the government’s continuation in the fight against corruption and the arrest of criminals.

Al-Kazemi said – in a tweet to him, according to Al-Iraqiya News Channel – that from the first day until the last moment, we affirm our government’s continuation in the fight against corruption, exposing the corrupt and arresting the criminals

He added, “The pursuit of public money looters and bringing them to justice is an issue that has received our direct attention and close follow-up in accordance with the legal contexts in force in the implementation of judicial orders, without regard to the owners of bids, political extortion, and forgers of facts who were the basis of corruption and its defenders, and they will remain if they are not confronted politically and publicly exposed

The Iraqi Prime Minister thanked the heroes of the Ministry of Interior for their efforts and all the security services and the judiciary and its agencies, saying, “We are all working for the country and the state   LINK


Samson:  Mr. Al-Hakim praises the arrest of those accused of stealing tax deposits and strongly supports anti-corruption efforts

10/25/2022 11:33:56

The head of the National State Forces Alliance, Mr. Al-Hakim, valued “the position of the responsible judiciary, the Ministry of the Interior, the security forces and the parliamentarians who contributed to revealing the details of the case of money stolen from tax insurances, and the follow-up and arrest of those accused of these major violations.”

Al-Hakim affirmed in a statement that Al-Furat News received a copy of it, “his strong support for any governmental or parliamentary effort that pursues and follows up corruption files, apprehends criminals without exception, and returns the looted funds to the public treasury.” He called on “all honorable, selfless and conscientious people to stand united in the face of corruption, deter corrupters and bring them to justice.”

Mr. Al-Hakim affirmed that “the people aspire only to a strong government capable of curbing corruption and the corrupt, and inflicting just punishment on all those whose sinful souls tempt them to prejudice the capabilities and rights of the people.”

The Ministry of the Interior and the Integrity Commission announced yesterday the arrest of Nour Al-Mudhaffar, one of the accused in the case of tax deposits deposited in the branches of the Rafidain Bank at Baghdad International Airport while he was trying to leave the country by a private plane.  LINK

Samson:  After the arrest of the main accused, a legal expert clarifies the expected penalties for tax thieves

10/25/2022 15:13:12

Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi explained, on Tuesday, the expected penalties for tax thieves, pointing out that the confession of the arrested suspects will inevitably lead to the arrest of important figures, and these figures may deny the charges against them.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement received by {Euphrates News} that “the arrest warrants were issued in accordance with Article 444/11 of the Iraqi Penal Code, theft of state funds, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison with the aggravating circumstances contained therein. Emphasis is provided in this article…where the arrest warrant was followed by a ban on travel and investigation or search to seize all his money in connection with the crime.

He continued: “I think this will be followed by placing a sign not to dispose of the movable and immovable funds of those interested, and to open the general traffic, real estate and government banks to prevent the disposal of the money until the case is resolved,” noting that “the accused who were arrested, important confessions necessitate that the investigation be confidential in these cases.”

And by a decision of the investigation court, so that information does not leak to wanted persons, they will be recognized by those arrested, and this leads to their escape or the scattering of evidence.”

He added, “Even those who fled abroad can prepare files to retrieve them as wanted persons, whether in the public prosecution or integrity, and retrieve them with the smuggled money, especially with the existence of the 2005 money laundering agreement ratified by Iraq in 2007, and that the confession of the arrested suspects will inevitably lead to the arrest of important figures and these figures may deny.”

The charges brought against her, but the Code of Criminal Procedure resolved this, so it obliged the investigation court to file independent cases against them, and the accused who were recognized as a witness against them in this case .. according to Article 125 of fundamentalism, and no one is above the law.

And he indicated, “Popular pressure was great in this case, and its important results came. In fact, the people are the source of the authorities. I think that this case will be a gateway to eliminating financial and administrative corruption in Iraq…whether internally or what is smuggled and recovering.”  LINK