Corruption Perceptions Index 2017: Morocco Gains 9 …
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1. (C) SUMMARY: At a XXXXXXXXXXXX meeting, XXXXXXXXXXXX told EconOff that major institutions and processes of the Moroccan state are being used by the Palace to coerce and solicit bribes in the country's real estate sector. XXXXXXXXXXXX recounted his recent experience in the context of his XXXXXXXXXXXX real estate project, and specifically cited difficulties with Omnium Nord Africaine (ONA), the king's holding company, which involved an imposed trip to Doha to meet with wealthy Qatari investors and Al-Jazeera officials. XXXXXXXXXXXX made clear to his Qatari interlocutors that Morocco's major investment decisions were in reality made by three individuals in the Kingdom: XXXXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXXXX, and the King himself. "To have discussions with anyone else would be a waste of time", XXXXXXXXXXXX reportedly told his Qatari interlocutors. XXXXXXXXXXXX argues that, contrary to popular belief, corruption in the real estate sector during the reign of King Mohammed VI is becoming more, not less, pervasive. END SUMMARY.
Corruption in Morocco - Revolvy
He has suggested in an interview with a Moroccan French language website that the 2010 World Cup vote was marred by corruption and questionable practices.
Combating Corruption - World Bank
Significantly, during interviews conducted in Rabat and Casablanca in early July 2007, independent experts and civil-society activists, as well as journalists, consistently used the following words to summarize the scope of corruption in Morocco: "commonplace" (), "systematized," "entrenched," "institutionalized" and "endemic."
Military Corruption - Fighting for The Truth
In short, corruption is not merely one of the many daunting challenges that Morocco faces; it lies at the very heart of its economic and political troubles.
What is Fraud and Corruption? - World Bank
2. (C) XXXXXXXXXXXX said major institutions and processes of the Moroccan state are used by the Palace to coerce and solicit bribes in the real estate sector. While corrupt practices existed during the reign of King Hassan II, XXXXXXXXXXXX explained, they have become much more institutionalized with King Mohammed VI. Institutions such as the royal family's holding company, Omnium Nord Africaine (ONA), which now clears most large development projects, regularly coerce developers into granting beneficial rights to ONA, he claimed.