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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jailed Mayor Resigns

Jailed Arkhangelsk Mayor Alexander Donskoi, who is awaiting trial on charges of abuse of office, has resigned.

Donskoi, who was arrested in July, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of dipping into city coffers to pay for security guards for himself and his family. He submitted his resignation last week, Interfax reported.

Donskoi claims the case against him is punishment for his 2006 announcement that he would run for president.