Sinan al-Shabibi, Iraqi Central Bank Chief, Issued Arrest Warrant Over Corruption Allegations

I certainly would like to see arrest warrants for the correupted US bankers here in the US.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities have issued arrest warrants for the longtime governor of the central bank following allegations of financial wrongdoing, the country’s judiciary said Thursday.

Allegations against Sinan al-Shabibi, who has led the bank since 2003, surfaced earlier this week while he was out of the country on official business. The charges are seen by the government’s critics as an attempt to sideline the politically independent economist, and have been blasted as politically motivated by al-Shabibi’s defense team.

Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar told The Associated Press that 15 bank officials are being sought along with al-Shabibi. He did not name the other officials or say what specific charges they face. Bayrkdar did not say when the warrants were issued.

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