03 February 2013

VENEZUELA / IRAN / GERMANY : 05 Feb UPDATE: Former Tehran CBank Chief Caught With $70 Million Check From Chavez.

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     A man arriving from Turkey at Dusseldorf's airport on 21 January...carrying a Venezuelan check for 300 million Bolivares/$70 million..was finally been identified...as Iran's Central Bank head until 2008...Tahmasb Mazaheri, 59.
     He faces a fine up to $1.4 million for not declaring the amount to officials.
     EU officials are probing possible money laundering.
     Iran says it was a legitimate payment...for low income housing construction in Venezuela.