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8 Years for Corruption

A senior Defense Ministry official was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for corruption.

The Moscow District Military Court sentenced Colonel Vladimir Doronin, former deputy head of the ministry's construction and investment department, after a jury convicted him of abuse of office and accepting a bribe in the form of a $200,000 BMW sports utility vehicle, Interfax reported Thursday.

Doronin's lawyers said they would appeal the verdict. (MT)

Adamov's Associate Jailed

PITTSBURGH -- A former nuclear engineer accused of helping the former Nuclear Power Minister Yevgeny Adamov steal $9 million in U.S. aid was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison for tax evasion.

Mark Kaushansky, 56, pleaded guilty in September. Kaushansky's lawyer, Fred Thieman, said Kaushansky and Adamov funneled money through banks around the world to keep it safe from Russia's volatile economic market and to pay impoverished Russian nuclear scientists.

Adamov faces abuse of power and fraud charges in Russia, but the start of his trial has been postponed repeatedly. (AP)

Borisov Gets Permit

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- A Russian businessman who was at the epicenter of former Lithuanian President Rolandas Paksas' impeachment in 2004 must be granted a residency permit, a court ruled Thursday.

Yury Borisov had been facing deportation. (AP)