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Former Kazakh PM Jailed for 10 Years for Embezzlement

Serik Akhmetov, a former prime minister of Kazakhstan, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for embezzlement in a case which appeared to reflect infighting among members of the ruling elite.   The court in Karaganda, a major city in central Kazakhstan where Akhmetov began his career as a Communist Party apparatchik in the late 1980s, also found him guilty of abuse of power and other corruption-related charges, Novosti-Kazakhstan news agency reported. Akhmetov, 57, who...

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