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Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for 8 years in bribery case
December 15, 2017 / 11:16 AM / a month ago

Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for 8 years in bribery case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft.

Russian former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who was charged with accepting a bribe, waits for the start of a court hearing in the court building in Moscow, Russia, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Court bailiffs put handcuffs on Ulyukayev and escorted him to a cage in the courtroom after the presiding judge, Larisa Semyonova, had pronounced the sentence.

The court also ruled that Ulyukayev must pay a fine of more than 130 million roubles ($2.21 million).

($1 = 58.8590 roubles)

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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