IACC 2021 annual report shows over JD140m recovered

Public Integrity and Anti-Corruption
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AMMAN — The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission’s annual report for the year 2021 shows that IACC recovered over JD142 million during that year, and investigated 48 money laundering cases, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

The report also showed that the Central Bank of Jordan  ranks highest in compliance with national integrity standards, followed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The commission indicated that it was informed about more than 5,000 corruption cases by traditional and electronic means during 2021.

It is stated in the report that two employees working in a government institution manipulated customers savings accounts for years, embezzling, through fake deposits, and withdrawals, JD179,000; they were referred to the prosecutor general.

The court found the two defendants guilty and sentenced them to a 10-year prison term with temporary labor, and fined one JD162,000 and the other JD33,000.

IACC also referred to the public prosecutor a case of tampering with customs data, worth JD4 million. According to the report, an Aqaba Customs employee modified the name of a beneficiary on the customs data list, which caused the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) to lose JD4 million.

ASEZA referred the matter to the public prosecutor, and seized the money, which was deposited in the court’s account.

IACC also referred a case of tax evasion, valued at JD10 million, to the public prosecutor. According to the report, an ASEZA tax employee audited a company in 2018 and submitted a report stating that it was not owing any tax. Further investigation showed that in the period 2015–2018 the company came to owe nearly JD10 million.

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