Man with $70M check: Former Central Bank Chief Tahmasb Mazaheri caught by customs

By on Feb 3, 2013 in Banking, Business, Middle East, World Comments
Man with $70M check

Man with $70M check, Tahmasb Mazaheri

A man with a $70M check was reportedly caught by customs officials in Germany last month, according to a report by Bild am Sonntag on Sunday, February 3, 2013.

The German newspaper reported that the former central bank chief of Iran, Tahmasb Mazaheri, was in possession of the $70M when he arrived from Turkey last January 21. Mazaheri was Iran‘s Central Bank governor until 2008.

German customs officials only revealed the incident after issuing a statement on Friday, February 1. They said that a check worth 300 million Venezuelan Bolivars, equivalent to $70 million, issued by the Bank of Venezuela was found to be in the hands of 59-year-old anonymous man.

Reports say that the German police and custom officials are now investigating the possibility of Mazaheri‘s involvement in money laundering.

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