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Moldovan Court Sentences Former PM to 9-Year Term

A court in the impoverished former Soviet republic of Moldova has sentenced former prime minister Vlad Filat to nine years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power while in office. Filat — prime minister from 2009 to 2013 — was arrested last year during a parliamentary session after months of public protests sparked by the disappearance from three banks of $1 billion — nearly 13 percent of the tiny country's annual GDP.  His successor later lost a...

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