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    Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials.
    Few details were disclosed, but the Commission on Public Integrity said at least 50 were senior figures.
    The commission has previously said the most serious complaints concern the trade ministry, where officials allegedly took bribes for contracts.
    This week Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accepted the resignation of his trade minister over corruption accusations.
    The former minister - Abdul Falah Sudani, one of whose brothers has been detained for corruption and who has another brother on the run - offered his resignation on 14 May and parliament has been scrutinising his case.
    A vote of no confidence is due to take place on Thursday, which could determine whether Mr Sudani - who denies any wrongdoing - will face criminal charges.
    The anti-corruption committee statement said there were as many as 997 arrest warrants against officials under suspicion and 53 were at director-general level or above.
    The statement added that 51 officials had been arrested in April and 69 were arrested in May, including 33 last Sunday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiffanbean View Post
    Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials.
    Few details were disclosed, but the Commission on Public Integrity said at least 50 were senior figures.
    The commission has previously said the most serious complaints concern the trade ministry, where officials allegedly took bribes for contracts.
    This week Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accepted the resignation of his trade minister over corruption accusations.
    The former minister - Abdul Falah Sudani, one of whose brothers has been detained for corruption and who has another brother on the run - offered his resignation on 14 May and parliament has been scrutinising his case.
    A vote of no confidence is due to take place on Thursday, which could determine whether Mr Sudani - who denies any wrongdoing - will face criminal charges.
    The anti-corruption committee statement said there were as many as 997 arrest warrants against officials under suspicion and 53 were at director-general level or above.
    The statement added that 51 officials had been arrested in April and 69 were arrested in May, including 33 last Sunday.



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    THANKS TIFFY.....

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    Your welcome!!! How are you???
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    ......if everybody is in jail, who will call for parliamentary recess ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine View Post
    ......if everybody is in jail, who will call for parliamentary recess ???
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    wow 1000? no wonder anything cant get done over there..whos going to call the shots know?.i have a feeling this is going to be a long summer

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    All,

    It is going to be a long summer; I do not forsee passage of the HCL or any significant change in the exchange rate until after the 2010 parlimentary elections. Related to these corrupt officials, Al-Malaki and the GOI must be seen as standing against corruption. The arrest and expelling of these officials may help the Al-Malaki coalition in these up coming elections.

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    This needed to happen just to break up the mafia type govt. over there.
    Everyone is related to everyone so this will break it up some, I hope.

    We all know it has been a way of life for them over there, since the beginning of time.
    I just hope they do it legally, and all who are not corrupt will be able to see, it does not pay.

    Could be a politcal move as well.

    It would be nice just to see their country be able to prosper and live in peace.

    Guess we will be seeing a shift of policys from here on out. I hope it a positve one.

    thanks for the post.
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    If the oil minster is one of the ones to go i think it would a major step toward our goal!!!!!!!!!!
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    All I can say is WOW...

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    Only 1000?
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    How about Maliki and is bribe of a commuter jet he got from Iran to side with Iran's views on things on business and political favors........
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    It was only a matter of time. In all struggling civilisations their is coruption until they gain a certain standard of wealth and then they clean house. even the corrupt ones go clean and then drive the clean up.

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    Is there a stock for Iraqi prisons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob N. View Post
    All,

    It is going to be a long summer; I do not forsee passage of the HCL or any significant change in the exchange rate until after the 2010 parlimentary elections. Related to these corrupt officials, Al-Malaki and the GOI must be seen as standing against corruption. The arrest and expelling of these officials may help the Al-Malaki coalition in these up coming elections.

    Thanks,

    Rob N.
    you know what's really sad about this whole mess is that the citizens of Iraq voted these people into office. I guess that when the Iraqi citizens don't know alot about their candidates, they just close there eyes and point to one. The candidates voted don't know much on how to run a country. That's there definition of democracy, be corrupt. The citizens of Iraq need to educate themselves and elect quality people to run their government. Would be good all around for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Dinar View Post
    you know what's really sad about this whole mess is that the citizens of Iraq voted these people into office. I guess that when the Iraqi citizens don't know alot about their candidates, they just close there eyes and point to one. The candidates voted don't know much on how to run a country. That's there definition of democracy, be corrupt. The citizens of Iraq need to educate themselves and elect quality people to run their government. Would be good all around for everyone.


    very much like the good ole USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by fms View Post
    very much like the good ole USA

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    every journey begins with a 1000 steps... Nice post Tiff and its good to see you back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausie Dinar View Post
    It was only a matter of time. In all struggling civilisations their is coruption until they gain a certain standard of wealth and then they clean house. even the corrupt ones go clean and then drive the clean up.

    Excellent point - in the US, our similar period was during the "Wild West" days...
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