From a site called News of the Weird:
While Americans Just Sigh: After a trial on fraud charges, the Iranian judiciary sentenced four bankers and their collaborators to death in February and several others to public floggings for obtaining loans by forgery in order to purchase government properties. The total amount involved reportedly was the equivalent of about $2.6 billion -- tiny compared to losses suffered since 2008 by investors and customers of large American banks' illegality, money-laundering and corner-cutting, for which no one has yet been jailed even for a single day. [PressTV.ir (Tehran), 2-18-2013]
Makes me wonder who's really got it backwards. In general I'm not for killing people, but the public floggings seem reasonable enough. More reasonable than, say, replenishing their losses out of the public coffer. I know it sounds barbaric, but it also sounds kind of fun, doesn't it?