File - Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, talks to Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, as Ahmadinejad prepares to depart Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced.Iran has 11 vice presidents but Rahimi was the most senior among them in Ahmadinejad's government. Previously, Ahmadinejad had defended Rahimi, saying that his complaints against the accusations should be investigated as well while maintaining he had the "most clean administration" in Iran's history.
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