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Four Bankers Sentenced to Death for Fraud... In Iran

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Last month, Iran did something that Obama and his neutered puppy Attorney General Eric Holder should be doing. 

They sentenced four bankers to death based on fraud charges. Other bankers involved in the fraud were sentenced to life imprisonment, flogging, cash fines or were banned from holding public office.

Iran's PressTV reports,
" Iran Judiciary has handed down death sentence to four people convicted of involvement in the biggest embezzlement case in the country's banking history.


by press TV



"Four people were sentenced to death on charges of corruption on earth and disrupting the country's economic system," Iran's Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told reporters on Monday. 

"The four are Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi"[the prime suspect], Behdad Behzadi, his legal advisor, Iraj Shoja, his financial solicitor and Saeed Kiani Rezazadeh, head of the Ahvaz branch of Saderat Bank," he said.

"The president of Bank Melli branch in Kish was slapped with life imprisonment and former deputy minister Khodamorad Ahmadi was sentenced to 10 years in prison," Mohseni-Ejei, who is also Iran's attorney general, added." 

Imagine the effect of actual executions, life sentences, floggings and serious cash penalties upon the hordes of criminals in the banking and finance industry in the USA. 

Instead of wasting time pursuing patriotic whistleblowers, Eric "worthless" Holder should be pursuing real criminals in banks. Too bad Obama instructs him otherwise. 

Perhaps some politicians will have the balls to propose legislation that specifies the death penalty for bankers who engage in frauds affecting more than ten people, or two, or 100, but some limit on the number of people's lives hurt or ruined. There's no way such a bill will pass-- there are far too many corporatists-- a huge majority-- in congress. But perhaps such a bill would shame some of them and show the public how worthless they are. 

 

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In the middle ages, bankers convicted of not havin... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:29:34 AM
Do you want to risk the wrath of the European Unio... by Ad Du on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:14:06 AM
your right, all the crooked bankers need to be wor... by zon moy on Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:38:57 AM
In Iran some bankers are corrupt, but poli... by Reza varjavand on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:28:38 AM
Technically I see the point, but since I am agains... by Stefan Thiesen on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:08:25 PM
When investment brokers think they can mislead inv... by manifesto 2000 on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:49:46 PM
"They sentenced four bankers to death based on fra... by Rixar13 on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:23:26 PM
"They sentenced four bankers to death based on fra... by Rixar13 on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:23:45 PM
Sounds perfectly legal to me, based on precedent.&... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:36:32 PM
But flogging works for me.  Preferably very p... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:34:00 PM
Hi Rob -The following is a proposed resolution on ... by manifesto 2000 on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:42:40 PM
My favorite of all your work here.... by Wil Masisak on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:46:19 PM
Is that the right way to punish fraud somewhere el... by Klaudio Vinkerlić on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:52:46 PM
bloodthirstiness  is  not  a virtue... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 2:12:33 PM
  Capital punishment would make us the crimin... by Mark Oetting on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:20:19 PM
They've never invaded anyone, they execute enemies... by Simon Leigh on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 5:09:34 PM
in its history, also was invaded too. Although Kor... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 5:22:08 PM
Stipulating stiffer penalties than the ones alread... by Daniel Vasey on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 6:05:18 PM
Bush jr and Obama, instead of bailing out the supp... by jean labrek on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:58:29 PM
Holder is corrupt and that goes double for the man... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 4:49:33 PM