political| 09:56 – 19/02/2023
Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Federal Integrity Commission announced the issuance of new recruitment orders against (12) officials of the General Tax Authority, on charges related to facilitating the seizure of tax trust amounts or violating their job duties.
The Investigations Department of the Authority, speaking about the case, reported that the investigating judge of the Central Corruption Criminal Court issued, based on the minutes and recommendations of the Audit Committee composed by the Investigations Department of the Integrity Commission for the Theft of Tax Trust Amounts, issued a recruitment order against (12) negligent employees of the General Tax Authority, namely the Director of the Control and Internal Audit Department, the official of the Wolliyat Division, the official of the Cash Division, the Assistant Director of the Finance Department, and other employees, noting that the order was issued, in accordance with the provisions of Article (316 of the Penal Code, the charge of facilitating the seizure of tax trust amounts.
The department added that among those whose recruitment was issued are: the Director of the Internal Control Department, the Director of the Public Treasury Department in the Public Administration, the official of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Reporting Division, and the directors of the tax branches in the Ministry, Zahraa and Al-Arabi neighborhood; for the charge of violating job duties.
She confirmed the issuance of an arrest and search warrant against (3) owners of companies who had not taken legal action against them previously, pointing out that the order was issued in accordance with the provisions of Article (444/11) of the Penal Code, while the competent authorities were notified of the seizure of their movable and immovable funds and prevented their travel. Finished29/h