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    A suspected fraudster is on the run after absconding from a Moscow court in handcuffs, police in the Russian capital said on Saturday.

    MOSCOW, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - A suspected fraudster is on the run after absconding from a Moscow court in handcuffs, police in the Russian capital said on Saturday.

    Alexander Potapov escaped from the court around 9:30 p.m. on Friday and had still not been found on Saturday morning.

    "City police are actively looking for the fugitive," a police spokesman said, adding that the man's details had been sent to every police station in the capital, and also to traffic police officers.

    Potapov, born in 1968, is charged with large-scale fraud.

     

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