Prime Minister Mohamed Shia’a Al-Sudani announced the retrieval of part of the stolen money from the tax deposits.
Al-Sudani said in a press conference, followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "part of the stolen money has been retrieval from the tax deposits," noting that "the competent authorities were able to recover the first batch of more than 182 billion dinars."
"Investigative committees were formed to audit the instruments disbursed from the tax deposits," noting that "the investigation committee pointed out violators and negligence by facilitating the seizure of trust funds." Al-Sudani added.
He continued, "There are bodies within the Tax Authority and other supervisory and responsible parties that facilitated the theft of money," stressing: "We will announce the parties that facilitated the theft of deposits after completing the investigations."
He stressed, "We will not exclude any party involved in the theft of the tax deposits," noting that "the investigative committees have reached a conclusion that 114 checks have been paid to the accused, Noor Zuhair, with a total amount of more than one trillion dinars."
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