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.