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AGO claims recovering over USD 480mn embezzled Kabul Bank money

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) reported on Monday that over USD 480mn of the embezzled Kabul Bank money has been recovered. Attorney General Noor Habib Jalal said 50 suspects in this connection had been detained by the police and search

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Afghan government issues travel ban, freezes assets of Kabul Bank defaulters

The Afghan government has issued travel bans for 150 Kabul Bank defaulters and frozen their assets, the Office of the Attorney General announced on Monday. The court ruling comes after the expiration of the deadline issued to defaulters by President

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$ 437mn recovered of $987mn stolen from Kabul Bank

The Afghan government is still in the process of recovering the millions of dollars that disappeared from Kabul in mysterious insider loans. Legal advisor to the President, Abdul Ali Mohammadi, said on Sunday $437mn of the total $987mn stolen from

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Investigation on Kabul Bank scandal resumes

The Attorney General Office (AGO) has resumed work on the Kabul Bank scandal and has confirmed that USD 729mn embezzled from the Bank is still missing. AGO spokesperson, Basir Azizi, said the government has managed to recollect only USD 184mn

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President Ghani issues decree to reopen the Kabul Bank scandal case

On his second day of presidency, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai issued a decree to reopen the Kabul Bank scandal case. This comes after he announced that curbing corruption was at the top of his presidency agenda, and insisted that graft

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Government must invest more to revitalize New Kabul Bank

The fate of the New Kabul Bank (NKB) has remained undecided ever since the bank witnessed one of the worst scandals in history in late 2010. Investigations and judicial action in the aftermath of the bank’s crisis and scandal indicated

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UAE and US firms submit bids for New Kabul Bank

Two foreign firms, identified as America’s Construction Business Group Inc. and the UAE-based KRU Capital Partners Ltd., have submitted bids for the purchase of New Kabul Bank. Da Afghanistan Bank Chief Noorullah Delawari said details of the two new proposals

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Privatization process of New Kabul Bank re-launched

Afghan Ministry of Finance has re-launched the privatization process of the New Kabul Bank. Mohammad Aqa Kohistani, director of treasury at the Ministry, promised a transparent bidding process for the privatization of the bank. National and international investors are expected

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“Individuals behind Kabul Bank's collapse must be investigated”

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee criticized the special tribunal’s verdict handed down to the defendants of the Kabul Bank crisis. The special tribunal sentenced the two former executives of Kabul Bank to five years in prison and

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“Individuals behind Kabul Bank’s collapse must be investigated”

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee criticized the special tribunal’s verdict handed down to the defendants of the Kabul Bank crisis. The special tribunal sentenced the two former executives of Kabul Bank to five years in prison and

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New Kabul Bank CEO sentenced to 3 years in prison

New Kabul Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Massoud Mossa Ghazi received a three year’s imprisonment, after being alleged by the Kabul Bank special tribunal for illegal transfer of USD 5.8mn to a bank account of the former chairman of Kabul Bank

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How fair was Kabul Bank scandal verdict?

By Qiam Noori-Three years ago, when nearly USD 900 million was embezzled through forged documents and fraudulent loans, Kabul Bank faced a financial crisis that brought the bank on the verge of a collapse. A special tribunal sentenced the defendants,

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Ministry of Finance rejects Kabul Bank’s only bid

Kabul Bank’s only bid offered by a local consortium known as MTZ was rejected by the Ministry of Finance, as the firm’s plans were not consistent with the current banking system.  The officials said new recommendations would be submitted to

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Two defendants of Kabul Bank scandal receive prison sentence

Kabul Bank’s former chairman Sherkhan Farnood and former Chief executive Khalil Ferozi receive a 5 year prison sentence in today’s hearing of the case. Twenty other former employees of the bank have also been involved in the scandal. Kabul Bank

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Kabul Bank’s special tribunal urges the government to take the verdict seriously

Kabul Bank’s special tribunal head Shams-ul-Rahman Shams said Monday that the government must heed the verdict of the court on the 22 defendants, which will be handed down tomorrow. “We demand the executive power to take the court’s decision seriously

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USD 50mn of Kabul Bank loans to be recovered in a fortnight

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), central bank of Afghanistan, announced Wednesday that Kabul Bank loans worth USD 50mn would be recovered in the next two weeks through the auction of defaulters’ property. Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank, was on the

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Only one bidder of the scandal-hit Kabul Bank steps forward

Three domestic and two international groups were approved through the Expression of Interest stage for the purchase of New Kabul Bank shares, but only one stepped forward to bid. The bidders approved included, Ali akbar Zhawandai Consortium, Forbes and Manhattan,

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Millions of dollars smuggled out of the Kabul Bank to foreign countries

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee released on Wednesday an 87-page report on the embezzlement at the Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank. The Committee’s Chairman, Drago Kos, said USD 5bn was illegally transferred abroad. Also on Wednesday,

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Kabul Bank properties to be auctioned soon in Palm villas of Dubai

Kabul Bank’s special tribunal is seeking to close the issue of the sales of bank assets as soon as possible. On the top of the list are the sales of eight properties on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai worth a

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Two more suspects in the collapse of the Kabul Bank brought to the court

The second day of the prosecution on the fall of Kabul Bank was launched on Saturday. Twenty-two people have been alleged for embezzlement of Kabul Bank money and only seven of them have attended the court to present their information

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First court session on Kabul Bank’s case ends inconclusive

The first public hearing of Kabul Bank’s case was held in Kabul on Wednesday. After 16 months of negotiations and controversies over the case of Kabul Bank, its first public hearing ended without a result. The court officials say they

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Kabul Bank properties to be sold in Dubai soon- Noorullah Delawari

Officials of  Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s Central Bank, say that the properties of Kabul Bank will be put out for sales in the next three weeks in Dubai city as per the orders of President Hamid Karzai. “A delegation,

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Serious efforts to resolve the issue of the Kabul Bank- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday Afghanistan has achieved progress in structural reforms; however, efforts should be intensified to resolve the Kabul Bank issue. Paul Ross, head of an IMF mission that wound up Kabul talks with Afghan

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Abdul Ghafar Dawi has not yet returned Kabul Bank loans-Hameedullah Mohebbi

Head of the Kabul Bank Receivership Department, Hameedullah Mohebbi, said Abdul Ghafar Dawi, ower of the Dawi Oil Corp, has not yet returned a loan of worth about USD 40mn to Kabul Bank. Mr. Mohebbi called on Abdul Ghafar Dawi

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Problems with selling Kabul Bank’s properties

Enacting President Hamid Karzai’s order, Kabul Bank’s Receivership Department said they are faced with problems in selling Kabul Bank properties both inside and outside of Afghanistan. The Department’s Manager, Hamidullah Mohebbi, said the properties’ sale is still pending. The Bank

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