As economy withers, Iran imposes harsh crackdown on fraud

The Wall Street Journal | Asa Fitch: As its economy buckles, Iran is zealously cracking down on financial fraud.

Central to its efforts is a fast-track fraud court approved by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in August that has sentenced dozens of people, including some 50 men this month, to up to 20 years for paying bribes, embezzlement and damaging the economy.

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