Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière and the investigators of the Brigade of research and financial investigations (Brif) started investigating the strange circuits of financing of the organization. At the time of the searching in 2003, nearly 8,5 million dollars in cash, and not declared in customs, were thus seized
This very opaque movement of Iranian opponents had strange circuits of financing. The investigators peel its accounts
The police force has sought the origin of the million dollars discovered with the seat and on the accounts of the Organization of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI), a movement of Iranian opponents established for more than twenty years with Auvers-on-Oise. At the end of June 2003, 17 members of PMOI are put in examination for criminal conspiracy in relation to a terrorist company. All the people imprisoned, since, have been freed.
Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière and the investigators of the Brigade of research and financial investigations (Brif) started investigating the strange circuits of financing of the organization. At the time of the searching of 2003, nearly 8,5 million dollars in cash, and not declared in customs, were thus seized. Certain bundles still carried bands of the German, Swiss and British banks. The specialists, who translated the Persian, said nearly 1 million documents found in the memory of the 300 seized computers, peel today the countable elements of PMOI. They are interested particularly in the collections organized in France and abroad by the organization. The versed sums forwarded by Iran Aid, an association presented like a caritative organization, whose humane engagement is of doubtful validity. The givers of PMOI domiciled in France should be heard soon.
The police officers, intrigued by documents detailing the methodology installation for the collections, indeed suspected the existence of pressures or harassing, although no complaint was found up to that point. As for the collections abroad, they, alone, would have brought back some 20 million dollars in 2002. To disentangle this financial circuit complexes between the United States, Germany, Great Britain and Turkey, follow-up of withdrawals in Dubai, Bruguière judge recently heard "witnesses protected" in Los Angeles. Parallel to the investigations on the sources of financing, the investigators are interested in the invoices paid by OMPI, in particular in a contract signed with a company of sale of satellite means, with height of 2 million dollars per annum.
With the fall of Saddam Hussein, Mojahedin lost their principal backer. The DST has a historical document for this reason: an authenticated cassette showing Maryam Rajavi, the wife of the founder of the organization, tightening hand of the Iraqi dictator. And the study of the accounts could bring others surprised.
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