Four sentenced to death for Iranian banking scandal
Published Monday, July 30, 2012
A Tehran court has sentenced to death four people convicted in Iran's biggest-ever banking scandal, the national chief prosecutor said on Monday, according to the official news agency IRNA.
The sentences came at the end of a trial of 39 suspects that started in February. The magnitude of the scandal was estimated last year at $2.6 billion.
"According to the verdict, four people were sentence to death," chief prosecutor Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie was quoted as saying.