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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Emigre 'Mafioso' Killed

BRUSSELS -- A Russian-born Venezuelan businessman has been shot dead at his Brussels home, a Brussels court spokesman said Monday.

The victim was identified as Vladimir M. Kudelkin. The spokesman gave no further information. Belgian radio said Kudelkin, born in Moscow in 1950, was an important member of the Russian mafia and that the killing was part of a "settling of accounts."