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Immunity lifted from Iraqi politician

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday removed immunity from a lawmaker, opening the door for prosecutors to charge him with allegedly embezzling funds intended for an armed force protecting oil pipelines in northern Iraq. Mishan al-Jabouri, leader of a small Sunni Arab party in parliament, is accused of siphoning off some $7 million a month intended to pay for food for three units of the pipeline protection force, said Sheik Sabah al-Saadi, head of the government’s Public Integrity Commission. Full Story

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