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Ex-Oligarch Berezovksy To Be Tried In Absentia


http://gdb.rferl.org/82a5d61e-5629-46fd-90d6-34605d7b7e06_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/82a5d61e-5629-46fd-90d6-34605d7b7e06_mw800_mh600.jpg Boris Berezovsky (epa) June 9, 2007 -- Russian prosecutors said today they will try ex-oligarch Boris Berezovsky in absentia.

The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office said in a statement that Berezovsky is charged with "large-scale theft" of funds from the Russian airliner Aeroflot worth some $619,200.


Berezovsky could be sentenced to a maximum 10 years in jail if found guilty.


He is currently in self-exile in Britain where officials have already said they would not extradite him to Russia.


(AFP, Reuters)

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