(NewsGlobal.com)- Documents from an embezzlement case involving a business run by the brother of the Iranian Supreme Leader have been made public by the hacktivist organization “Edalat-e Ali” (Ali’s Justice).
The paper claims that when Ali Khamenei’s office pulled some strings, Tehran’s prosecutor Ali Salehi ordered the matter not to be pursued.
The initial complaint was allegedly made against one of Sadra Islamic Philosophy Foundation’s entities, a food transportation firm called Caravan Transportation, by the office of the foundation’s president, Mohammad Khamenei, who is one of Iran’s supreme leader’s brothers.
According to the leaked paper, four top employees of the transportation firm, including Mohammad Khamenei’s son-in-law Vahidreza Taleghani and son Ahmad Hosseini Khamenei, were to face charges for acquiring property illegally.
Nevertheless, Salehi ordered the case to be dropped because additional persons, including the plaintiff Mohammad Khamenei and daughter Zohreh, could have been connected to it.
The letter’s author said that while the misuse of government property and bank checks had been admitted to and established in the case, Salehi had hindered the essential follow-up. The prosecutor’s office was contacted by Mohsen Afrasiabi, who claimed to have communications from the Supreme Leader and his brother Mohammad.
According to political expert Ali-Hossein Ghazizadeh, the case somewhat illustrates the Supreme Leader’s family’s corruption. The family is regarded as “holy” by his fervent supporters.
The government and state-preferred businesses dominate 80% of Iran’s economy. A 15-year-old privatization campaign has resulted in the establishment of quasi-governmental businesses run by influential insiders that stifle competition and rely on public funding to survive.
Mohammad Sarafraz, the former head of Iran’s official radio and television, blasted the regime for demolishing the majority of political parties and denying Iranians the ability to elect their representatives for the legislature or president.
Sarafraz said that wealthy and powerful government organizations behave more like political parties. With their financial, political, and intellectual influence, these institutions decide the country’s leader and legislators.