July 02, 2003
Iraqi Citizens Claim Victory With Ouster of U.S.-Chosen Mayor – New …By SHAILA K. DEWAN
Published: July 02, 2003
The local Marine commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Conlin, who said he arrived in Najaf after Mr. Munim had been appointed, had been prepared to hold an election for a new mayor on June 5, but Mr. Bremer ordered the election postponed. Two days later, the Marines authorized a criminal investigation of the Mr. Munim by the chief Iraqi investigative judge and a special Iraqi prosecutor.