2017-09-19

Tajik ex-corruption fighter gets 15 years for fraud, bribery

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DUSHANBE -- The Tajik Supreme Court Tuesday (September 19) sentenced a former official of the country's Anti-Corruption Agency to 15 years in prison, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.

Firuz Kholmurodzoda received the sentence for fraud and bribery, his relatives told RFE/RL.

The court also ordered seizure of his property and prohibited him from holding high office for five years after his eventual release from prison, said his relatives.

Five of Kholmurodzoda's former subordinates received long prison terms as well.

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