Corruption in Iran
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According to Transparency International, which publishes the annual Corruption Perception Index, in 2012, Iran was ranked 2.8 out of 10 with a score of rank of 133, tied with Comoros, Guyana, Honduras, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Reformists and conservatives alike - at times even the Supreme Leader. - routinely criticize corruption in the government.
Then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vouched to fight "economic/oil Mafia" at all echelons of government. President Ahmadinejad has also proposed that lawmakers consider a bill, based on which the wealth and property of all officials who have held high governmental posts since 1979 could be investigated. Many Iranians believe the country's economic problems are a byproduct of mismanagement and corruption.
On February 3, 2013, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played a video tape in the Iranian parliament that tied the heads of two branches of the government, the legislative and judiciary, to a documented financial corruption case related to the Larijani brothers.
- Notable cases
- Banking cases
- Fatemi Circle
- Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani
- Babak Zanjani
- Institutions in charge of fighting corruption
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