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Yegiazaryan on Wanted List

Ashot Yegiazaryan, a State Duma deputy with the Liberal Democratic Party who was stripped of parliamentary immunity earlier this month, was placed on a federal wanted list, an Investigative Committee spokesman told RIA-Novosti on Wednesday.

Yegiazaryan, who now lives in Los Angeles, will also be placed on the international wanted list after the committee receives formal confirmation that he has left Russia, the spokesman said.

The deputy, who faces up to 10 years on charges of large-scale fraud over multimillion-dollar construction projects, has said he left the country because of death treats from his former business partners. He alleges that they fabricated the case and says he is willing to cooperate with investigators without leaving the United States.

(MT)

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