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New documents in Iranian $2.6 billion fraud case found

Iran Materials 2 January 2012 22:46 (UTC +04:00)
A number of documents relating to the $2.6 billion financial fraud case hidden in Tehran and northern Iran have been obtained, National Prosecutor General Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii has announced.
New documents in Iranian $2.6 billion fraud case found

A number of documents relating to the $2.6 billion financial fraud case hidden in Tehran and northern Iran have been obtained, National Prosecutor General Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii has announced, MNA reported.

The documents were obtained over the past 10 days after the confessions of one of the suspects in the case, Mohseni-Ejeii, who is also the Judiciary spokesman, told a press conference on Monday.

The documents will open a new chapter in the case, he stated.

Mohseni-Ejeii added that it had been announced that indictments will be issued for the people involved in the case soon, but the new findings will delay the issuance of the indictments.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that only four MPs have been summoned so far to give some explanations about the fraud scheme.

Asked about news reports saying that the son of one of the members of the Majlis Presiding Board has been arrested in connection with the case, Mohseni-Ejeii said, "The arrested person is not the son of an MP who is a member of the Majlis Presiding Board and is the son of another lawmaker."

The most massive financial fraud case in the history of Iran has triggered a wave of resignations and dismissals of the banking officials.

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