Top Basra officials implicated in electricity corruption

Basra's governor and head of the provincial council are both being investigated for corruption in an electricity supply deal.
Top Basra officials implicated in electricity corruption
Additional security deployed near the house of Basra Integrity Commission Judge Ahmed Matur, ordered by the Basra police chief, following a warrant Matur issued for the detention of Basra Provincial Council Chairman Sabah al-Bazouni on July 5, 2017. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - 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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