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IRGC intelligence targets Iranian government corruption

After the arrest of a former head of a government-run bank by the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the head of the IRGC suggests more arrests may be forthcoming.
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Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (3rd R) monitors an area as he attends a war game in the Hormuz area of southern Iran April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mehdi Marizad/Fars News (IRAN - Tags: MILITARY) QUALITY FROM SOURCE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTXS3O9

The Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested Ali Rastegar Sorkhei, the former managing director of Bank Mellat, on July 19. Rastegar Sorkhei was recently removed after leaked documents exposed that managers and executives at state-run companies were receiving exorbitant salaries and misusing government funds.

According to Tasnim News Agency, Rastegar Sorkhei was arrested for “activities in an organized group of banking corruption.” His deputy was also arrested, though his name was not provided in the Tasnim report. IRGC intelligence referred to Rastegar Sorkhei and his deputy as the “primary members” of this group.

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