Former 1st vice-president ends up in jail

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA - Former First Vice President Mohammadreza Rahimi who was convicted to over five years in jail was transferred to the Evin Prison on Sunday to serve his term.

According to a verdict issued by Tehran Province criminal Court on January 21st, Rahimi is to spend five years and 91 days in prison.

He is also to return rls 8.5 billion worth of goods and pay a fine of rls 10 billion.

Rahimi was taken by police agents on Sunday from his residence and then transferred to Evin prison, north of the capital Tehran.

Rahimi had appealed to a former verdict which convicted him to 15 years in jail.

The Court of Appeal reviewed the case and after a second appeal by the defendant, the case was forwarded to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court reduced the prison term and confirmed the new verdict (five years and 91 days).

He was charged with embezzlement from Iran Insurance Company.

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