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$20 mln Iran-sponsored bribe to release corrupt Salahudin governor

Corruption in Iraq
An Iraqi MP said Monday a dirty deal was being made to release Salahudin governor Ahmed Jabouri for 20 million dollars.


MP Meshan al-Jabouri said on his facebook page, "I can confirm and shoulder the responsibility for the veracity of  the information, a deal is being cooked to release now detained Ahmed Jabouri for 20 million USD".


He added the deal was sponsored by an Iraqi diplomat, close to the embassy of a neighboring country, in a clear reference to Iran. 


On July 26th, an Iraqi court issued an arrest warrant against Jabouri over corruption charges.


Jabouri was arrested in al-Salehya district in Baghdad after the parliamentary integrity commission filed a lawsuit against him.


Corruption has gone rampant in the war-torn Iraq. 

Last Modified: Monday، 31 July 2017 12:56 PM
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