The Former Crown Prince attending with family a wedding in the U.S.

In 1990, Pahlavi and Ahmad Ali Massoud Ansari, his close aide and financial adviser, filed lawsuits against each other. Pahlavi accused Ansari of embezzlement amounting $24 million, while Ansari claimed $1.7 million lien against Pahlavi. During the trial, Pahlavi’s attorney told the court ” to the demands of his political responsibilities and his lack of experience in financial matters, Pahlavi had to trust completely in Ansari for the management of his funds… over the years, no one supplanted Ansari in any way in Pahlavi’s trust. Conversely, no one betrayed Pahlavi’s trust any more than Ansari”, going further to accuse Ansari as “an agent” for the Islamic Republic. Ansari denied the accusations and blamed Pahlavi for squandering the money with his extravagance, stating he faithfully carried out orders that Pahlavi was aware of.

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