Iraq accuses banks of smuggling billions of dollars



08/08/2015 13:45

Local Iraqi banks involved in the smuggling of large amounts of money in hard currency process, up to more than $ 12 billion, most of which went to the Jordanian capital Amman. "

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: financial corruption does not stop in Iraq at a certain point, where take different shapes and bodies, from time to time, usually close without being to eliminate any role in resolving or fairness of the Iraqi street, while not without any corruption file of smell official political or government .

He revealed Iraqi parliamentary report was distributed to local media in Baghdad, last Thursday, that "local Iraqi banks involved in the smuggling of large amounts of money in hard currency process, up to more than $ 12 billion, most of which went to the Jordanian capital Amman . "

According to the report, which was prepared for the Finance Committee in the Iraqi parliament, which is responsible for monitoring the financial file in the Central Bank and local banks the Federal Ministry of Finance, that one Iraqi banks bought $ 8.8 billion from the central bank, through the hard currency market Auctions, posed by the central bank, In the period between 2012 - 2015, to around three Jordanian banks, of which 6,455 billion dollars for the first bank, and the amount of $ 1.8 billion for the second bank, and more than half a billion dollars for the third bank.

The report did not mention the name of the Iraqi government, who fled to Amman, hard currency, also did not address the Jordanian banks that these funds Astqlapt name .

The report of the Parliamentary Finance Committee asserts that "through the account statement turned out to be the State Bank sent to one of the exchange companies in Oman amount of more than $ 5.5 billion." He pointed out that the amount transferred to Jordan from the former Bank estimated in the range of $ 14.3 billion, more than the annual budget of Jordan .

The report continued that another Iraqi banks about $ 7.9 billion between 2012-2015, including $ 1.7 billion to the Jordanian bank, and $ 1.7 billion to the Iraqi foreign exchange company in Oman, the report asks, "Who benefits from these large orders? ".

The parliamentary report points out that the total remittances banks that the Finance Committee reached through the statements of the central bank, is $ 12.5 billion, of which $ 8.8 billion went to the exchange companies, noting that the Central Bank of Iraq about, according to the names of the banks requests have been submitted .

The report added: "We have the amount of 3.25 billion dollars, we do not know where to go," noting that the amount has been disclosed of remittance does not exceed 12% of the remittances of the central bank only in the period between 2012 and 2015 .

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