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Iraq sentences ex-minister to 21 years for corruption

Iraq on Monday sentenced a former trade minister to 21 years in jail for corruption, weeks after Interpol handed him to authorities, a government source said. Abdel Falah al-Sudani, who served as trade minister following the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, was handed two seven-year sentences for "negligence" by an anti-corruption court. He was also sentenced to seven additional years for misconduct, bringing the total to 23.
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