Prosecutor promises high officials' testimony in Iran fraud case
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 8 / Trend M. Moezzi /
On the fifth day of a trial in a multi-billion dollar fraud case, the prosecutor promised to summon heads of several banks and members of the administration and the parliament to testify, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.
In addressing comments by a defendant's attorney about why only 32 people are named in the $3 billion banking embezzlement case, the prosecutor said he will be calling the directors of Maskan, Refah, and Toursim Banks, the board of directors for Bank Melli, a number of members of parliament and some members of the administration to testify in the case.
The fraud case involves the Amir Mansour Arya Group, accused of using its influence and government officials' cooperation to obtain forged letters of credit and huge bank loans that far exceeded its own value.
Mah Afarid Amir Khosravi is the lead defendant in the case but denies the charges against him. Khosravi controlled the Arya Group.