Putin’s ex-minister jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

Former Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, second right, stands in the cage at a court room after listening to the verdict in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Ulyukayev has been sentenced to eight years in a maximum security prison after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 16, 2017, on page 10.




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