|Ruling issued for main convict in $2.6b fraud case||
TEHRAN – The ruling issued for Mah-Afarid Amir-Khosravi, the main convict in a $2.6 billion financial fraud case, has been delivered to his lawyer, Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei announced on Monday.
According to the Persian service of the Fars News Agency, the ruling has over one thousand pages and can be appealed.
Amir-Khosravi is among the 39 convicts in the case whose trial ended on July 15.
Mohseni-Ejeii, who is also the national prosecutor general, announced on July 30 that four individuals convicted of involvement in the fraud case had been sentenced to death, two convicts had received life imprisonment, and a number of convicts had been sentenced to 25 years or less in prison.
He also said at the time that in addition to the mentioned sentences, a number of the convicts had been ordered to pay fines and return the assets acquired through the fraud.
Mohseni-Ejeii announced on July 16 that indictments had been issued for 18 new defendants in the case.
The most massive fraud case in the history of Iran triggered a wave of resignations and dismissals of the banking officials.
The Arya Investment Company is at the center of the controversy, and Amir-Khosravi is one of the main owners of the company.
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