An Iraqi official said Monday that Al-Samaraie, who holds dual US-Iraqi citizenship, had escaped from police custody at a prison in Baghdad. He still faces another 12 corruption charges stemming from over $2 billion in funding for Iraq's electrical infrastructure which has gone missing. The Ministry of Electricity has been a focal point of massive problems and several probes since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. In August this year Al-Samaraie successor Muhsin Shlash, an Iraqi exile formerly living in Canada, was named [JURIST report] as one of a number of former and current department officials ordered by the Public Integrity Commission to appear before Iraqi judges for further corruption investigations. AP has more.
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