Also Known As:
Behnam Shahriyari Morallo
بهنام شهریاری مراللو
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
An official in the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, runs a money-laundering and oil-smuggling network for the benefit of the IRGC Quds Force and Hizballah in collaboration with Rostam Qasemi and with the support of the Russian government.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has worked with IRGC Quds Force associates Alireza Kashanimehr and Mohammad Sadegh Karimian and Afghan businessman Kamaluddin Gulam Nabizada to help facilitate the illicit sale and transport of Iranian oil for the IRGC Quds Force.
Has worked with IRGC official Azim Monzavi to facilitate payments for oil from the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; has worked with Ghasemi, Monzavi, and IRGC associate Esam Ettehadi to broker oil deals, including with customers in China and Russia.
Has brokered purchases of Iranian oil from the IRGC Quds Force by the Hong Kong-based company China Haokun Energy Limited, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; associates have laundered proceeds from oil sales carried out by Petro China Pars Co. on behalf of the IRGC Quds Force.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has worked with Turkey-based IRGC Quds Force associates Abdulhamid Celik, Hakki Selcuk Sanli, and Seyyid Cemal Gunduz to conceal the source of proceeds from illicit Iranian gold, oil, and petrochemical sales; has used South Korea-based Turkoca Import Export Transit Co. Ltd. as a pass-through entity to facilitate financial transfers by falsifying invoices with the assistance of Celik and Turkoca official Abdulaziz Kaskariy.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has been the business and marketing manager of the Iran-based firm Liner Transport Kish Company (LTK), which has provided material support, including weapons, to Hizballah on behalf of the IRGC; reportedly has been involved in smuggling arms to Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Turkey on behalf of the IRGC Quds Force.
Has operated Behnam Shahriyari Trading Company.
Born in 1968 or 1969.