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Former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev faced a decade in jail after a Moscow court on Friday ruled that he had taken a $2-million bribe from President Vladimir Putin’s ally Igor Sechin.

“Ulyukayev is guilty of having taken a bribe as he carried out official duties,” judge Larisa Semyonova said, with sentencing expected to follow.

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