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Major corruption case alleged at Iranian fuel agency

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The head of Iranian Parliament's Energy Commission is calling for an investigation into an 8-billion-touman corruption file in Transportation and Fuel Management Agency.

cartoon by Alireza Seddighi, Ghanoon daily

The Khaneh Mellat Website reports that Mehdi Mousavi Mehdinejad raised the issue, noting that the Transportation and Fuel Management body is very prone to corruption.

He stressed, however, that the matter in question has not yet been fully investigated.

The directive to probe the Transportation and Fuel Management agency was approved three years ago. The former head of Transportation and Fuel Management, who also headed one of the country's top Soccer Clubs, Persepolis, was arrested for financial fraud in May. He was released on bail of 10 billion toumans.

Analysts speak of systemic corruption in Iran that reached its apex when international sanctions on Iran made the lack of accountability in handling resources and revenues by various government bodies a norm. Efforts by the Rohani administration to uncover some of these corruption cases are reportedly only scratching the surface.

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