Iran Former Vice President Jailed for Corruption

February 15, 2015 6:42 PM

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Iran's former first vice president has been taken to jail to serve his prison term for corruption, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, a top aide to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was convicted by Iran's supreme court last month and sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a 10 billion rial ($300,000) fine. The court also ordered Rahimi to pay compensation equivalent to some $800,000.

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