Iraq News

Former Baghdad mayor gets prison sentence for corruption

A prison sentence handed to former Baghdad mayor Saber al-Issawi for harming public money has been endorsed by an appeals court, Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council announced Tuesday (January 9th).

"Al-Rusafa Court of Appeals in Baghdad has upheld the two-year sentence which had been handed to former Baghdad mayor Saber al-Issawi by the Court of Integrity according to article 331 of the penal code for abusing public funds while in office," council spokesman Judge Abdul Sattar Bayrkadar said in a statement.

He has also been charged with other offenses, the statement said.

"The sentence has become final and can be enforced," it said.

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