Main culprit involved in $ 2.8 billion embezzlement case executed in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
The main culprit involved in a corruption case Mahafarid Amir Khosravi has been executed in Iran's Evin prison in Tehran this morning, the official website of IRIB TV channel said on May 24.
Some 27 people suspected of $ 2.8 billion embezzlement from Iran's Saderat bank were arrested in Iran in November 2011. The suspects were accused of illegal withdrawal of these funds from the Kish branch of the National Bank of Iran by opening a credit line in one of the branches of Saderat Bank in the province of Khuzestan.
The main culprit is Mahafarid Amir Khosravi - head of Amir Mansur Aria company.
The general details of the charges were obtained from the Iranian authorities' reports. It was stated that one of the criminals forged the documents to get a big loan in one of the state banks and planned to buy the shares of the national companies. The total amount of funds involved in this fraud was $ 2.8 billion.
In this regard, the director of the National Bank Khavari resigned and fled to Canada. Directors of Saderat and Saman were dismissed. Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Iran Hamid Pourmohammadi was arrested in early November. A close relative of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the chief of staff of the President of Iran, Inayatullah Riyahi was arrested on this case as well.
Several people close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the chief of the presidential staff Rahim Mashaei were arrested on suspicion of corruption in June of the same year.