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Prosecutor Guilty of Graft

A deputy prosecutor of Moscow’s Northern Administrative District was convicted Wednesday along with two associates of receiving more than 13 million rubles ($416,000) in bribes, Interfax reported.

The Golovinsky District Court is scheduled to hand down sentences next Tuesday, with prosecutors seeking 13 1/2 years for the prosecutor, Vyacheslav Trofimov, who pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution said Trofimov, 30, exhorted bribes from suspects in several fraud and smuggling cases and also obtained a Bentley sedan and a motor boat through graft. He was arrested while accepting a $100,000 bribe in 2008.


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