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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ex-Prosecutor Kills Self

A former top prosecutor committed suicide at a resort town in southern Russia, apparently overcome by personal and financial problems, a spokeswomen from the Prosecutor General’s Office said Wednesday.

Alexander Katusev, 61, was found dead from a shot in the head with his own service pistol in a resort town on the Azov Sea on Monday, spokeswoman Araksya Babayan said.

Katusev served under Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and struggled to control corruption and maintain police controls over independence movements in Soviet republics in the late 1980s. He was ousted after a botched investigation in Uzbekistan, Interfax said.