U.S. arrests Iranian over alleged $115 mln sanctions evasion scheme

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March 21, 2018 00:02
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An Iranian national has been arrested on US charges that he participated in a scheme to evade US sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the US financial system, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, 38, was arrested on Monday and charged in a six-count indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan for his role in a scheme to evade US economic sanctions against Iran, prosecutors said.

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