Mehdi Shams sentenced with Babak Zanjani for Iran sanctions evasion

Mehdi Shams, an Iranian-British businessman, was sentenced to death in Iran last month, alongside billionaire Babak Zanjani (see previous blog), for allegedly defrauding Iran’s government of $2 billion and helping to circumvent sanctions on Iran’s oil industry. Mr Shams, who has admitted to circumventing sanctions, is said to have first come to the UK as a senior employee of the previously...

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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