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Fugitive banker handed over to Iran

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A picture taken on April 11, 2011 shows Iran's biggest dimonimation currencies, 100000 Rials (8.9 US dollars) and 50000 Rials (4.45 US dollars) in Tehran. Iran plans to slash four zeroes from the national currency in "one or two years", seeking parity between its rial and the US dollar, Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani has said. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

A fugitive accused of involvement in the “3,000 billion toman dossier” — the biggest embezzlement case in Iran since the 1979 revolution — was handed over to Iran this week.

"The detainee, identified as 'H.S.,' was arrested by Interpol in one of the Persian Gulf states and handed over to Iran on May 7," Col. Massoud Rezvani, head of the Interpol office of the Iranian police, announced in an interview with IRNA news agency.

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