News ID: 263757
Published: 1219 GMT December 31, 2019

Ex-minister’s daughter gets long jail term for graft: Judiciary

Ex-minister’s daughter gets long jail term for graft: Judiciary

Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili said Shabnam Nematzadeh, daughter of former industry minister, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption.

In a Tuesday press conference, the spokesman said the court has also sentenced Nematzadeh to 74 lashes and fined her with some $345,000 on charges of creating “major disruption in the distribution of public goods”, according to Mehr News Agency.

Nematzadeh, along with another convict, Ahmadreza Lashkaripour, has also been permanently barred from public office.

She was arrested in September on charges of economic corruption in the medicine industry. She is the daughter of Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, former minister of industry, mines, and trade.

The spokesman also said that the case of brother of Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri, who has also been charged with corruption, will be sent to the court and proceedings have already begun.


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