Iran's Manhattan Project

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    Synopsis

    Editor's Notes:The Panama Papers are in the news, chronicling decades of tax-dodging and anonymous secret financial transactions. But what if the purpose of financial wrongdoing is more than just money? This Emmy-winning edition of Dan Rather Reports explains how Iran used American banks and financial systems to launder, hide and conceal billions of dollars … to finance both terrorism and Iran's controversial nuclear weapons research programs. A detailed look at how easy it is to evade sanctions -- especially with America's banks helping you -- Iran's Manhattan Project shows how money laundering in America was being used to finance the terrifying ambitions of one of America's enemies.  Synopsis: Emmy Win for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine. This story presents new information about a shocking money laundering scandal in which the United States had found that western banks had helped Iran acquire billions of dollars for its weapons program. 

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