Monday, September 1, 2014

Former Ahmadinejad’s Top Deputy Convicted

Former Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, who served as Ahmadinejad’s senior deputy in 2009-2013, was convicted today on charges related to major government embezzlement. Judiciary spokesman, Qolam Hossein Mohseni Ejehie, made the announcement in Tehran, adding that the appeal process in the case is not yet finalized. (IRNA, 1 September)

File photo: Former Iranian VP Mohammad Reza Rahimi. (IRNA)

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