Iran hangs key figure in banking scandal


The Washington Post has the story Iran hangs key figure in banking scandal.

Iran’s state media is reporting that a key player in the country’s biggest-ever banking scandal was executed here on Saturday.
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But fighting financial corruption, which was rampant during Ahmadinejad’s two terms, was a promise made by Hassan Rouhani when he assumed office last August.

Now that’s what I call keeping a campaign promise.

Some economists believe that we could fix the income inequality in this country by taxing the rich more.  I bet a few hangings would convince many of the rich to stop accumulating wealth by nefarious means in the first place.

Let it be noted that I am not in favor of capital punishment.  It is just too tempting to use.

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