Iranian vice president under Ahmadinejad jailed for five years

January 22, 2015 9:34 AM

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Iranian vice president under Ahmadinejad jailed for five years

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian politician who served as vice-president under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined, Iranian state media reported.

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, who was appointed in 2009 after Ahmadinejad's re-election, was indicted in March in connection with a billion-dollar money laundering and embezzlement scheme.

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