Iraq issues arrest warrants in ‘heist of the century’

IRAQ’S judiciary issued arrest warrants today for four former officials who are accused of facilitating the theft of US$2.5 billion (RM11.2 billion) in public funds in one of the country’s biggest-ever corruption scandals.

An investigating judge in Baghdad has “issued arrest warrants for four senior officials of the former government”, the government’s anti-corruption agency said in a statement.