BondLadys Corner Morning News & Comments 01/02/2015
Iraq wants to recover stolen funds
[tlm724] Committee announced its money in the Iraqi parliament recovery billion dollars of funds frozen in a number of countries, and added that the government is seeking to recover what was left.
[cat] found in the basement
[tlm724] confirmed that the second legislative term will activate smuggled money and frozen file
[tlm724] ommission has a lot of evidence and documents that attest to the involvement of political figures in the previous government (the government of Nuri al-Maliki) smuggling billions of dollars abroad and those documents will be submitted
[tlm724] oh boy here we go ! I was wondering how long it would take to see the evidence or if they even had evidence
Finance Committee suggest approving the budget end of the month
[tlm724] the parliamentary finance committee, said that the federal budget for the project would be ready to vote by the end of this month,
[tlm724] "The Finance Committee will hold an important meeting next Sunday in the presence of the Ministers of Finance and oil to discuss all the paragraphs of the project,
[tlm724] Kaabi and that "the obstacles that previously delayed the approval of the federal budget project faded, especially the problems with the Kurdistan region after the recent oil agreement and take over the Iraqi national oil company, the issue of export .
Economic parliamentary: Iraq starts to pay the costs of infrastructure law after three years
[tlm724] The law, which contained the budget in 2015,
[tlm724] appears they may coupled the infrastructure law with this years budget
[tlm724] which reached the House of Representatives regarding payment on credit for infrastructure projects urgent worth five billion dollars to ensure a period of grace to make repayment of the investment companies, three years after the conclusion of contracts
[tlm724] if I am correct thats a huge step for Iraq , cat we may be able to check that off the list if so
[cat] tlm724 sounds good check mark
[tlm724] cat ty sir Wink
Newspaper: the Prime Minister Al-Maliki fled billions abroad
Information/Baghdad/.. Revealed, the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat on Friday that former Cabinet Ministers fled billions abroad, with the Government recovered $ 1 billion of frozen funds.
Quoted in a report on Tuesday and obtained by/information/that as saying that "Iraq recovered $ 1 billion of frozen funds in a number of States", indicating that "the Government is seeking to recover what remains."
The Commission confirmed by the second legislative term will activate a contraband and frozen funds and recovered in coordination with the concerned authorities. "
The report quoted a source in the parliamentary integrity Commission informed her that the Committee has a lot of evidence and documentation that stresses the involvement of political figures in the former Government of smuggling billions of dollars abroad and those documents will be submitted to the competent courts to decide. "Finished/25
Iraq Seeking to Recover Stolen Money Found in Lebanon by Naharnet Newsdesk
An Iraqi lawmaker has revealed that authorities in Baghdad were seeking to recover around 2 billion dollars of Iraqi money found in a bunker in rural Lebanon.
The MP, who is a member of the parliamentary integrity committee, told the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat published on Friday that the appropriations committee was able to return 1 billion dollars of money frozen in several countries.
The committee is now seeking to recover the cash found in Lebanon and frozen money in the Sultanate of Oman.
It is believed that ministers in former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's cabinet were involved in smuggling the cash, which was earmarked for the reconstruction of Iraq.
A U.S. official said in October that he did not know how around 1.2 billion dollars to 1.6 billion dollars of cash got to Lebanon.
Stuart W. Bowen Jr., a friend from Texas of ex-President George W. Bush, said: “Billions of dollars have been taken out of Iraq over the last 10 years illegally,” he said. “In this investigation, we thought we were on the track for some of that lost money. It’s disappointing to me personally that we were unable to close this case, for reasons beyond our control.”
Bowen was in 2004 appointed to serve as a special inspector general to investigate corruption and waste in Iraq.
Before his office was finally shut down last year, Bowen believed he might have succeeded, but only partly, in that mission.
Bowen said he talked to al-Maliki about the missing money and his discovery of the bunker and that the ex-PM never took any action.
In addition to the cash, there was said to be approximately 200 million dollars in gold belonging to the Iraqi government. G.K. H.K.