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The former head of Iran's largest state-owned bank, who fled to Canada over a record-breaking $2.6 billion embezzlement scandal, has been given a 20-year prison sentence and $6 million fine in absentia, the judiciary said on Saturday.Mahmoud Reza Khavari, the former head of Bank Melli, took refuge in Canada, where he has citizenship, after the scandal broke in 2011 . Khavari obtained Canadian citizenship in 2005, and Canada does not have an extradition agreement with Iran.At least 20 people were arrested in Iran, including the head of the state-owned Bank Saderat, Said Kiani-Rezazadeh, who was also sentenced to death but is thought to still be in prison.
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