$7.5 Billion lost in 3 years of Iraqi corruption?
How could you steal 7.5 Billion in 3 years and not have anyone notice?
BAGHDAD, Iraq Arrest warrants have been issued against 88 former Iraqi officials, including 15 ministers, on charges of corruption, an independent anti-corruption commission said Tuesday.
Among those wanted are 61 "living as fugitives abroad," said Ali al-Shabout, spokesman for the Public Integrity Commission. Interpol has been informed that they are wanted for prosecution in Iraq, he said.
The agency, which answers to parliament, is run by a judge who serves a five-year term. It was established in 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion.
Iraq has been struggling to deal with endemic corruption in the civil services.
Al-Shabout said the agency has documented the loss of US$7.5 billion (about €6.0 billion) through corruption over the past three years.