Iranian Billionaire, Babak Zanjani Sentenced to Death
Iranian Billionaire, Babak Zanjani, has been sentenced to death in an oil related fraud after a court found him guilty in a case involving an oil fund, Iranian Students’ News Agency reported on Sunday.
“The court found enough evidence to convict Zanjani and two other people, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei”, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, said.
Zanjani, who worked as an informal dealer at the oil ministry, was accused of embezzling $2.7 billion and transferred the money out of Iran through Tajikistan branch of his own bank, First Islamic Investment Bank, according to oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh.
Previously, Zanjani had been blacklisted by the U.S. and the European Union for helping Iran evade sanctions, according to the BBC.