Top Basra officials implicated in electricity corruption

12 Jul 2017   Iraq

Basra Gov. Majid al-Nasrawi and Provincial Council Chairman Sabah al-Bazouni are both being investigated for possible corruption over a deal to increase electricity service. The two men are members of rival parties that jointly control the province, and they have traded accusations of wrong-doing. It remains unclear whether one – or both – might be guilty.

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