Iran: Former Vice president jailed for corruption


Iran’s former first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi has been taken to jail to serve his prison term for corruption. Rahimi who served as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s deputy will serve a five year term and pay fine worth $300,000, and compensation worth $800,000. The Supreme Court made this ruling after considering appeal against the court’s ruling in which Rahimi had been jailed for 15 years.  Rahimi becomes the highest ranking former government official to be jailed for corruption. He once served as anti-corruption agency chief, and received a medal of honor from former president Ahmadinejad.

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