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Son Of Ousted Kyrgyz President Investigated For Corruption


Maksim Bakiev, the youngest son of the ousted Kyrgyz president

Maksim Bakiev, the youngest son of the ousted Kyrgyz president

Maksim Bakiev, the son of Kyrgyzstan's ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev, has been implicated in a corruption scandal which involved fuel delivery to the U.S. air base in the country.

Local media on May 1 cited prosecutors as saying air base suppliers bought fuel from Kyrgyz companies, who in turn bought fuel from Russia.

The Kyrgyz firms were owned by Maksim, and investigators say his father had relaxed import duties for his companies.

Numerous investigations have been launched into the activities of Kurmanbek Bakiev's government, which has been accused of money laundering and abuse of office.

compiled from agency reports
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