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Iranian billionaire Babak Zanjani notified of his death sentence

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA - Oil billionaire Babak Zanjani has been notified of his death sentence, a court rule confirmed by Supreme Court of Iran on Dec 4, Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said. Mohseni Ejei made the remarks at a news conference on Sunday.

Babak Zanjani on cover of  Seda magazine
by Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur

Zanjani was faced with charges of embezzlement, money laundering, and fraud. His trial sessions in the past three years have been in the spotlight.

Zanjani, 41, was arrested on Dec 30, 2013. He is one of Iran's wealthiest businessmen, with a fortune worth estimated 14 billion dollars.

Zanjani was jailed when charges were brought up against him for misappropriating two billion euros belonging to the Ministry of Petroleum.

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