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OOTW: the below is from the parliament site - remember that Zobai has been accused of sitting on files intended to be reviewed by the integrity commission (he sits on the integrity committee in parliament) - this is a very interesting press release
OOTW: YOU MAY READ MY COMMENTS IN THE THREAD BELOW
Chairman of the Integrity Committee to discuss with the US Treasury Department auction currency and file laundering and smuggling money
September 27, 2016 [Image: talal27-9.jpg]Mr. MP Talal Zobaie head of the Integrity Committee met on Monday, 09/26/2016 Attaché delegation from the US Treasury Department at the US Embassy.
During the meeting, they discussed the issue of auction of the currency at the central bank and how to deal with and find solutions about money laundering and smuggling outside Iraq and preventive measures to achieve this file.
They also discussed the exchange of experience and information to track and prosecute money smuggled into the organization Daesh and existing programs to detect money accounts transferred to Daesh.
The meeting touched on the central Reserve Bank of the US Notes and the US Treasury Department at the Central Bank of Iraq.
OOTW - Zobai (the head of the parliament integrity committee pictured above) has been called out by Yassiri (head of the integrity commission - still, at least as far as i can tell despite reports he'd resigned) has accused Zobai of sitting on many files (primarily of those in govt) and not turning them over to the judiciary for prosecution –
so for me, this is an interesting developement (above article) - I'm hoping that Zobai now sees he's under huge scrutiny and threat - and will go ahead and allow those files to be presented to the judiciary for prosecution - and of course, you know our other issue is holding the judiciary accountable -
we have recently seen a new law passed placing tighter guidelines re formation and function of the judicial oversight body -
OOTW: We still also are awaiting the final reading of the Fed Court Act - but this week (as seen in this thread) we have had the first reading of the law protecting/giving protection to witnesses testifying against the corrupt. All good developments and I pray they are going to experience a trickl up effect regarding prosecutions and getting to the head of this all - maliki and mahmoud - but this also means going after Iran, their supporters - big ask, we'll see.
OOTW: What also cannot be overlooked is that Iraq (at least those in govt) have been pushing to change out Ali Alaq Mohsen, head of the CBI - what is also telling about this is that I believe we will see a forthcoming change in the auctions, there is just too much of a push to deal with corruption - vs the usery position of currency traders. We need to see these auctions controlled if not stopped.
I'm curious what this discussion is/will be regarding the CBI's use of the dollar. Again, we wait.
OOTW: HERE'S THIS FROM A DINARIAN Wink I VERY MUCH RESPECT..
HE REQUESTS ANONYMITY - SO MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT STATING HIS NAME
Heres proof our Treasury is involved in the investigate process. I am sure the FBI is also there along with many members of major accounting firms. If the are already looking at the auctions history they are looking at the politicians who used the auctions as their personal piggy bank.
They will find these same politicians are the ones that in 2009 and 2010 set up they cottage banking industry in the green zone bing dinars using dollars from the auctions. They did this in anticipation off the zeros bring deleted.
As the years rolled by with no zeros deleted, they then used these same dinars in select banks by financing the purchase of dollars at from the auctions and washing them again over and over in the streets through these same banks taking a percentage of the profits.
These gus will be exposed shortly and I fully expect both Shahristani, Maliki and son along with Jafaari and the heads of the DAWN and SOL to be implicated. Is it any wonder why they wanted to keep the status quo?
OOTW: ty Punisher (for post below)
Central bank: Iraq will emerge from the gray list to the white early next year 26-09-2016
Punisher: Badr News / Baghdad ... It predicted the Iraqi Central Bank, on Monday, that the highest international group to monitor the money moving internationally to remove Iraq from the gray list to the white early next year, 2017, and as pointed out that the Transitional came after government reforms, said it will increase the confidence of the world in Iraq, financially and economically.
The central bank governor said in a statement on the Keywords I followed / Badr News / "The central work on the activation of laundering money and the Office of the powers granted administrative and financial autonomy and full portfolios after conducting rehabilitation operations capabilities with international support and coordination with international organizations.
" He said it was "expected to qualify this thing Iraq to get out of the black danger zone , which was threatened them to get out of the gray , which is currently classified where is warned area and move to white in January, according to the Financial Action Task Force ( Fatf )."
Keywords He said, "This move increases the confidence of the world in Iraq, financially and economically, in addition to contributing to reduce the fiscal deficit, indicating that it (Transitional) came after government reforms and the central bank." And know the FATF as "an intergovernmental body with the task of studying the techniques and trends of money laundering and financing of terrorism, preparing and developing policies to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism, both domestically and internationally."
OOTW: For the judiciary and the amendment of the Constitution Shammari promised 09/27/2016 12:48:00
For the judiciary and the amendment of the Constitution Returned to the fore once again calls to amend the constitution, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, was revealed yesterday to provide political blocs (60) candidates to complete this process.
Although the adjustment mechanisms according to the contexts scheduled marred by serious difficulties being complex and another describes the application of semi-impossible, but that does not prevent us to look for the texts can be changed a way that is consistent with the public interest and is the problems that were experienced by the supreme law in the country as a result of urgency in its drafting and approval under known public opinion pressures of time.
What should pay attention to him, it is the paragraphs that regulate the functioning of the judiciary and its components, and over fears is the desire of some political parties in the dimensions of the work of the courts for independence through the enactment of laws reconsider the risk of dominance of the government's decision to eliminate after they get rid Iraq of this case after the former regime change 2003.
Where he does not deny fair Enjoy the Iraqi judiciary during the past years as far and wide range of financial and administrative independence, and importantly, in decision-making, almost did not exist in the past.
Today we got to the serious challenge is to rearrange the supreme law and the highest in the country, and regulates the country's authorities and identifies the main features, and that what matters is our belief, according to the work of the judiciary in accordance with the Constitution respect to four axes.
The first axis of the charge should amend the constitution to strengthen the principle of separation of powers, as well as non-manipulated article that talks about the independence of the judiciary or judges in their work.
The second axis, which address the breach of the constitution for himself, and gets it by pulling the power of Parliament to vote on the supreme judicial offices (head of the Federal Cassation Court, the head of the judicial oversight body, the chief prosecutor) device, because this authority does not agree with the independence of the judiciary as an authority similar to the executive and legislative Balsulttin.
The third axis, is to keep the judicial character of the Federal High Court, and the emphasis on formation Balnho existing illusion of senior judges only, and not to involve so-called "Sharia law experts" in which, of the seriousness of this text, which turns it into a Council for Fatwa, as well as it is equal to the judge and the expert.
And the fourth axis and the latter, is to keep the wings of the judiciary (the Supreme Judicial Council, the Supreme Federal Court, the Federal Cassation Court, the Judiciary Inspection Department, and prosecutors), all under the umbrella of the federal judiciary, not separated from one another.
Those interested to amend the Constitution not to ignore these points, and taken into account and we believe they represent the main guarantee to enhance the prestige of the judiciary and the administration of justice in the Iraqi society and prevent any interference in the work of the courts in various different forms and keep her judicial capacity.
OOTW- SO THIS IS A CALL FROM THE JUDICIARY RE AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION IN REGARDS TO THE DIFFERENCT BODIES/FACTIONS OVERSEEING THE JUDICIARY –
ONE EXAMPLE WOULD BE, THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT BODY - THE JUDICIARY IS STATING THAT IF THE CONSTITUTION IS AMENDED THAT THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT BODY AND OTHER DIVISIONS/BODIES WHICH FALL UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME JUDICIARY WILL NO LONGER ADHERE TO THE CURRENT/EXISTING CONSTITUION –
THEY ARE WARNING NOT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE THE JUDICIARY AND ALL RELATED BODIES ARE CURRENTLY GOVERNED RIGHTFULLY BY THE CONSTITUION –
MEANING, THEY DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING THEIR WORK.
THIS TELLS ME THAT THE JUDICIARY IS NERVOUS ABOUT LOSING OVERSIGHTS - ESP REGARDING THEIR WORK AND INSPECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF JUDGES - IE ANY "MISSTEPS" IN THE JUDICIARY -
THIS IS LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF THE US STATING THAT HE ANSWERS ONLY TO HIMSELF....
WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT/IF THE JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT BODY, LAWS, AND REGS ACTUALLY HAVE AN EFFECT ON FAIRLY/JUSTLY OVERSEEING THE SUPREME JUDICIARY.