A U.S based company found involved in money-laundering and smuggling. The U.S based website SFG reported that an alleged contract has been found worth 100 million U.S dollars in Iraq for defense purposes. The website also pointed out that the company is run by the husband of a U.S Democratic senator. The company, Bernie Group is allegedly involved in money-laundering and bribery cases and is run by the husband of U.S Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. The website said in a report that the company has been hoping for a contract of at least 100 million U.S dollars for defense work in Iraq during the current month. The report indicated that the Massachusetts-based company is operating facilities for a separate contract worth 28 million U.S dollars to build barracks and other facilities for the new Afghan armed forces. The entire defense and homeland security deals linked with the Bernie Group raise concerns regarding political looting.
It is important that the report quoted the words of the director of research at the Commune Cus Research Institute in Washington, Selena Wexler that the company is also working on a project of at least 100 billion U.S dollars in reconstruction in Iraq. Point to be noted that the Iraqi Deputy Minister of Planning, Maher Hammad Johan has announced that the Iraqi government will launch the implementation of the National Development Plan 2018-2022 coming Wednesday. Johann delivered his words at the seminar organized by the Institute for Progress in Development Policy at the headquarters of the station that there will be the launch of National Development Plan 2018-2022 on next Wednesday. The new NDP Program will include various stages to improve the business environment and achieving economic development and environmental durability. The plan will also include the focus on the development of education, health, women, youth and social development.
Source: Iraqi Business News