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Ahmadinejad’s chief of staff accused of links to embezzlement

Iran's justice minister said that former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff is linked to an Iranian embezzlement case.

In an interview with an Iranian newspaper, Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammad talked about corruption cases when he served as the head of the General Inspection Office, an oversight body that operates under the judiciary.

Pourmohammad, who served as interior minister from 2005-2008 during former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first term, talked about the problems with his former boss and accusations of bias. Pourmohamad said, “After my first year in the Cabinet, I was confronted with the administration’s lack of discipline, irregularities and incorrect statistics. … Wrong, propagandistic and enlarged statistics were realities that existed and inside that administration I was entangled with them.”

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