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Fresh Charge Against Ukraine's Tymoshenko

Tymoshenko is accused of embezzling money

Tymoshenko is accused of embezzling money

Prosecutors have filed a fresh charge against Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Tymoshenko told the Interfax-Ukraine news agency that "They have lodged an additional charge, of embezzling $120,000."

She already faces a charge of abuse of power and has been ordered not to leave Kyiv.

Tymoshenko said the sum in question had been paid by the government to the state bank into Ukraine Treasury's account.

Tymoshenko on the first charge alone faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

compiled from agency reports