Exiled Berezovsky sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment in absentia

A Moscow court Thursday tried business tycoon Boris Berezovsky in absentia and sentenced him to six years in jail for embezzlement.

Exiled Berezovsky sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment in absentia
The court ruling said Berezovsky was found guilty of stealing 215 million rubles (9 million U.S. dollars) from Russia's largest air carrier Aeroflot "through a fraudulent scheme," the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The court also upheld the airline's suit ordering that the tycoon repay the sum.

It is the first trial of Berezovsky, who has been charged on 11 counts, including the embezzlement of 13 billion dollars of the SBS-Agro bank.

Russia has issued multiple arrest warrants for Berezovsky's arrest in his absence and requested Britain to extradite him on many occasions, which London has refused to do.

Berezovsky has been granted political asylum in the country and, reportedly, citizenship. But he denies that he possesses British citizenship.


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Kasım 2007, 11:53
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