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19 Senior Russian Officials Sacked For Smuggling


http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) September 14, 2006 -- Nineteen senior Russian officials have been sacked for their role in a furniture smuggling ring in 2000.

Those dismissed include several generals from the Federal Security Service (FSB), a senior official in the presidential administration, and officials in the Prosecutor-General's Office and the customs service.

(AFP, newsru.com)

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