Ali Khan-Mohammadi, the head of the “Managers’ Guidance Patrol,” has reported widespread economic and ethical corruption among managers in various Iranian institutions, stating that numerous cases of “ethical corruption” by managers have been reported, with the highest number of cases related to “financial corruption.”
According to the regime’s Didbaniran website citing Khan-Mohammadi’s remarks, corruption among managers within the Iranian regime is extensive, ranging from ethical corruption to corruption in contracts and appointments. He further stated that corruption is deeply rooted in administrative institutions and has affected the country’s managers.
Khan-Mohammadi also commented on the issue of “tea corruption” and the claims of fighting corruption by various authorities, saying, “We cannot claim to have fought corruption and that there are no more corrupt managers. Unfortunately, corruption is deeply rooted in administrative institutions, involving some of the country’s managers, and this issue cannot be concealed.”
He referred to the current dilemmas in the discovery and confrontation of managerial corruption as “legal weaknesses.”
This is happening while the Iranian regime and security and monitoring agencies, including the “Morality Police,” enforce regulations regarding people’s attire, with or without clear laws.
Within the context of Khan-Mohammadi’s statements, there are indications of concealment and political considerations. He mentioned a case in which a violation was reported in the municipality, but after the violation was confirmed and addressed, its media coverage was prevented.
In recent weeks, numerous cases of organized corruption involving various agencies, ministries, and even the central bank have been reported. For example, the General Inspection Organization of the regime announced on December 2, that $3.37 billion in subsidy currency had been allocated to an importer for importing tea between 2019 and 2022, but no goods were imported for $2 billion of that amount, and the currency was sold in the free market. Additionally, in other imported goods worth $1.37 billion, there was a “multiple underreporting” of several times.
In another example of reports regarding embezzlement and financial corruption within the institutions of the Islamic Republic, a member of Tehran City Council revealed on December 5 that it is unclear where 170 trillion rials (approximately $337.5 million) from the municipality’s budget have gone.
There have also been reports this week of simultaneous embezzlement and forgery in the payment of 244 marriage loans in the city of Qom, central Iran.
Experts believe that regardless of who the head of the government is, the organized and systematic network of corruption and economic mafia in Iran continues its activities with the support of the “first circle of governance,” and the escalation of tensions between the Iranian government and other countries further boosts their activities.
Source » iranfocus