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Former Moscow Deputy Mayor Gets Suspended Sentence For Fraud

Aleksandr Ryabinin
Aleksandr Ryabinin
The former deputy mayor of Moscow, Aleksandr Ryabinin, has received a suspended three-year jail sentence for fraud.

A court in Moscow found Ryabinin guilty of illegally obtaining a nonresidential property in Moscow while being in office.

Ryabinin's lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.

The court dropped a separate charge of abuse of office that was initially put forward against Ryabinin.

Ryabinin was deputy mayor of Moscow during Yury Luzhkov's tenure as mayor.

Luzhkov was dismissed by then-President Dmitry Medvedev in September 2010 for, as it was officially announced, "loss of trust."

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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