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    Judge Natalia Mushnikova ruled that Andrei Ikramov should be kept in pre-trial detention until April 27 Above: Andrei Ikramov.

    Sakhalin Bribery Allegation Leads to Arrest Warrant for Governor's Aide

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    Judge Natalia Mushnikova ruled that Andrei Ikramov should be kept in pre-trial detention until April 27 and will face official charges in the next 10 days.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Basmanny court in Moscow on Wednesday authorized the arrest of an aide to the governor of the Sakhalin Region in Russia's Far East on bribery suspicions, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom.

    Judge Natalia Mushnikova ruled that Andrei Ikramov should be kept in pre-trial detention until April 27 and will face official charges in the next 10 days.

    Ikramov and Sakhalin governor Alexander Khoroshavin are suspected in involvement in a bribery scheme while choosing a contractor for construction of a power unit at the South-Sakhalin thermal power plant.

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