Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s first deputy Ishaq Jahangiri’s brother Mehdi Jahangiri has been arrested. Mehdi Jahangiri was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of “smuggling and illegal acquisition of property.” Gulamhuseyn Ismayili, a spokesman for the judiciary, said.
It was reported that Mehdi Jahangiri was involved in smuggling 607,100 yoro and $ 108,000. He was also charged with illegal acquisition of property worth more than 456,216,750 rials.
Mehdi Jahangiri, head of the Tourism Maali Group and deputy head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, was arrested in September 2017 by the Kerman master’s office in Sipah on charges of “economic crime.”