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Student Caught Selling Absentee Ballots

A student was arrested in St. Petersburg on Wednesday after selling 30 absentee ballots to an undercover police officer, RIA-Novosti reported.

Police made the purchase for 50,000 rubles ($1,700) and found that the student had another 300 ballots in his possession.

Central Election Commission head Vladimir Churov said steps will be taken to annul the ballots and their associated serial numbers, though he noted their authenticity had yet to be confirmed.

The student will be charged with selling official documents, with a maximum penalty of three months in prison, Rosbalt reported.

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