Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Monday, February 10, 2014

IRAN NAMES PERSON IT SAYS IS THIRD BILLIONAIRE/MONEY LAUNDERER IN TURKISH GOLD FOR OIL SCHEME


State-controlled media has identified an individual it asserts is the third money launderer-turned-billionaire in the unfolding gold-for-oil corruption scandal in Turkey. An Iranian state website, which first named Reza Zarrab, arrested in Turkey, and Babek Zandjani, reportedly in custody in Iran*, has stated that Mohammad-Reza Rajaieh, is the third guilty party in the scandal. He reportedly is, or was, a director at Sarmayeh Bank, also known as Bank-E Sarmayeh, which was declared an SDN by OFAC on 12 July, 2012.

Readers not familiar with the case can access my prior articles here**.

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* He is alleged to have close ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
**Iran Arrests one of its Billionaire Sanctions Evaders
   Why is Iran so Late to the Party in the Turkish-Iranian Sanctions Evasion Scandal ?

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