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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russians Face Kidnap Charges

BERLIN -- Six Russians appeared before a Berlin court Wednesday charged with kidnapping Russian emigres and demanding ransoms of 1 million marks ($580,000).

Prosecutors said they acted for a Moscow based crime syndicate.

The defendants, aged between 29 and 60, were accused of abducting four members of a Russian casino-owning family living in Berlin in April 1993.