MPs refute any role in Iran’s bank fraud case
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend F.Milad/
The three Iranian parliament members, who had been said to play a part in the recent $2.6 billion bank fraud, rejected having any role in this respect.
The Donya-ye Eqtesad Persian language daily reported on Wednesday that head of parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, Allaedin Boroujerdi, head of parliament's economic committee, Arsalan Fathipour, and member of the parliament's presiding body, Mohammad Dehqani, totally refused any link with the fraud case.
Member of the national security and foreign policy committee, Javad Karimi Qoddousi, has claimed that Boroujerdi had made recommendations to support the fraudulent group and this issue is sufficient for him to resign his position.
The Iranian parliament has summoned Economy Minister Shamseddin Hosseini and Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani to the parliament to report on the recent $2.6 billion financial corruption, the Fars news agency reported.
The fraud case started in 2007 by Amir Mansour Arya Investment Company, headed by Khosravi, and progressed in 2010 after some Iranian major banks, including Bank Saderat and Bank Melli, issued loans for the company.
Iranian officials say that the case involved the use of fraudulent documents to obtain credit for this investment company, one of the country's top financial institutions. The company used them to purchase assets such as state-owned companies.