The former top official in charge of foreign exchange at the Central Bank of Iran, Ahmad Araqchi, was arrested Sunday for alleged economic crimes, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
Iranian farmers in the city of Isfahan are protesting for the second day in a row over water shortages expected to lead to a cut-off by early May, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Thursday.
Authorities in Bahrain have found evidence of a Persian Gulf bank’s multibillion dollar corruption scheme that allowed Iran to avoid sanctions for eleven years, according to The Washington Post.
United States authorities arrested an Iranian suspected of having funneled US$ 115 million through U.S. banks, concealing the role of his country in the transfers and this way violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
A large wave of protests against the stagnating economy and persistent corruption in Iran prompted clashes between citizens and security forces that have taken 21 lives over the past week.
An Argentine federal judge indicted ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for treason and other charges related to allegations that she covered up Iran’s possible involvement in a 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, according to Reuters.
A trial with the Federal District Court in Manhattan went high-profile Thursday after an Iranian-Turkish businessman came forward with detailed testimony implicating the highest levels of the Turkish government in a sanctions-busting scheme, the New York Times reported.
Iranian parliament has voted on Sunday to increase the amount of drugs for which judges can hand down death penalties, sparing the lives of thousands of prisoners on death row, mediareported.
The Spanish National Police has dismantled an international criminal network that used commercial flights to smuggle Iranian citizens into the UK, Europol announced Thursday.
Factories, hospitals and major corporations around the world grounded to a halt Friday after ransomware hit 200,000 targets in 150 countries, the largest cyber-attack of its kind ever recorded.
An Iranian-born businessman sentenced in absentia for spreading "propaganda" against the country’s Islamic government was shot dead in Istanbul on Saturday, media reported.
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Turkish bank executive with laundering hundreds of millions of dollars through American banks on behalf of Iran’s government and other Iranian entities.
French oil company Total is to stand trial over corruption allegations related to Iranian oil contracts from the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s.
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