April 11, 2020

Lawson introduces Iranian anti-corruption legislation in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (D-Fla.) and French Hill (R-Ark.) introduced H.R. 6081, the Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act.

The legislation would make public the funds obtained in an illegal or corrupt manner held by Iran’s authoritarian theocratic regime.

“The Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act will ensure compliance and require transparency regarding the financial involvement of Iranian leaders,” Lawson said.

“It is imperative that we properly hold the Iranian government accountable, and the current process, or lack thereof, must be re-evaluated. I am proud to work with Rep. Hill on this important legislation.”
In addition, it would require the Department of Treasury to brief Congress on how the funds have been acquired and used.

By combining publicly available information with U.S. intelligence that can be made public, the Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act can provide a valuable window into the corrupt business practices of Iran’s top kleptocrats and limit their financial holdings which are used to support and sponsor terrorism.
Lawson represents all or part of eight North Florida counties, including all of Gadsden County.


By:  Gadsden County Times