Iran hangs key figure in banking scandal

By Jason Rezaian, May 24, 2014

TEHRAN — A key player in Iran’s biggest-ever banking scandal was executed here Saturday, according to state media reports.

The office of Tehran’s public prosecutor announced that Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi, one of four co-conspirators given the death sentence in 2012 for their roles in embezzling the equivalent of $2.6 billion, was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison.

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