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Siberian Farmer Jailed for Stealing Herd of Horses


A Russian farmer has been convicted of stealing 27 horses from fellow farmers in the Siberian town of Buryatia, the district prosecutor’s office announced Thursday.

The equine burglar was charged with stealing the horses from five other residents of the village, amounting to 1.1 million rubles ($17,000) in damages.

After selling 26 of the horses off, the thief decided to keep one for himself.

The court sentenced the man to four years in prison and demanded a 100,000-ruble fine after finding him guilty of large-scale theft.

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