Iraqi prime minister bans travel for legislators accused of corruption
Author(s): Ed Adamczyk | Date: August 2, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.upi.com/| URL: http://goo.gl/Stx9vP | Type: text
The travel ban, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, will be temporary, and will remain in force until an investigation is completed. It comes after Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi accused several members of the Council of Representatives, including Speaker Selim al-Jabouri, of attempting to extort him. During a legislative session Monday, Obeidi said he was asked to pay $2 million in bribes to keep from being questioned about alleged corruption in the defense ministry.
Abadi ordered Iraq’s anti-corruption agency to investigate Obeidi’s allegations, banning those accused from travel.
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