Russian ex-minister jailed for eight years for bribe-taking
15 December 2017 | 1:46 pm
Former Russian economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and was sentenced to eight years in jail.
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