DEATH PENALTY - Iran Sentences Four Bankers To Hang For $2.6 Billion
Fraud - Meanwhile Jamie Dimon & Lloyd Blankfein Are Still Safe
Hang the bankers... ? Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner, Rubin, Corzine, Dimon and Blankfein are safe for now, but perhaps if we moved Wall Street to downtown Tehran.
We have an entire class of people and financial corporations who do
little more than use their money (via lobbying) and power to extract
(e.g., legally steal) billions of dollars from both taxpayers and
shareholders, and they are heralded as 'job creators' and 'captains of
industry.' When caught doing something that is actually illegal (Libor
manipulation, for example), they blame rogue traders and call upon
political connections with Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer via the Covington & Burling infested Department of Justice.
Scoundrels, every last one of them.
Meanwhile, those who steal from grocery stores generally go to jail.
It is not fair. It is not just. It is not right. And it is why, according to a new Gallup Poll,
'Reducing Corruption in Government' has become the second most
important issue to American voters, with a whopping 87% of all votes.
Now, onto Iran, where banksters get punished.
Here are the 2 sources for this story:
- Press TV Iran
Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei:
- Of 39 defendants, whose charges were heard, the court’s
judge has sentenced four to death and two others to life imprisonment.
The remaining defendants received prison terms of 25 years, 20 years,
10 years, and less severe sentences.”
DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced four people
to death for a billion-dollar bankfraud that tainted the government of
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, state media reported on Monday.
Iranians, hit by sanctions and soaring inflation, were shocked by the
scale of the $2.6 billion bank loan embezzlement that was exposed last
year and by allegations it was carried out by people close to the
political elite or with their assent.
Of the thirty-nine people tried for the fraud - the biggest in the
Islamic Republic's history - four were sentenced to hang, the IRNA state
news agency reported.
"According to the sentence that was issued, four of the defendants in
this case were sentenced to death," prosecutor general Gholam-Hossein
Mohseni-Ejei told IRNA.
Two people were sentenced to life and others received jail sentences
of up to 25 years, Mohseni-Ejei said. In addition to jail time, some
were sentenced to flogging, ordered to pay fines and banned from
Mohseni-Ejei did not name the defendants and Iranian media have
identified them only by their initials. State television broadcast parts
of the trial but blurred out the faces of the accused.
The man described by Iranian media as the mastermind of the scheme,
businessman Amir Mansoor Khosravi, is said to have forged letters of
credit from Iran's Bank Saderat to fund dozens of companies and buy a
state-owned steel factory.
Mahmoud Reza Khavari, the former head of Iran's biggest bank,
state-owned Bank Melli, resigned over the affair and fled to Canada
where records show he owns a $3 million home, Iranian and Canadian news
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