Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IS THERE A NEW SEALED INDICTMENT IN THE IRAN OIL-FOR-GOLD SANCTIONS EVASION SCANDAL ?



Two sealed documents or pleadings have been filed in the Zarrab case, the Iran sanctions evasion scandal, where the primary defendant ultimately pled out. and the defendant who was his Turkish banker was convicted at trial. Given that sentencing has not been handed down yet, it is feasible that additional defendants have been indicted, and through such Substantial Assistance, the convicted defendants will receive a lesser sentence.

So who are the possible second generation defenants in the oil-for-gold case ? Zarrab's partners, Alireza Monfared & Babak Zanjani, come to mind, as well as Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit, who secured a diplomatic passport for Monfared (and possibly other Iranians), as well as Labuan (Malaysia) bankers who moved Iran's illicit oil profits. We cannot say who is next, but we shall, of course,  continue to monitor all developments in the case, as they occur.


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