This is the first time an economic prime suspect has been deported and extradited from Europe, IRNA reported late on Wednesday.
Former Managing Director of Iran's Sarmayeh Bank Ali Reza Heidarabadipour has been charged with two major corruption cases of disrupting economic system by malversation and acquisition of illegitimate property.
He was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison during the trial of a number of managers of Sarmayeh Bank in the Third Branch of the Special Court for Investigating Crimes in the Country's Economic System.
Heidarabadipour’s extradition was the result of an instruction made by Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi in a meeting in early April when he said Iranian judiciary officials to seriously follow up the case of the corrupt Iranian economic criminals who fled other countries.
Noting that sheltering fugitive economic criminals and corrupts is against international laws, Raeisi urged Iranian judiciary officials in charge of fighting organized crimes and money laundering to seriously follow up the extradition of runaway Iranian economic outlaws through implementation of international pacts.