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    Russian ex-Defense Ministry official Evgeniya Vasilyeva was immediately taken into custody in the courtroom.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Presnensky Court in Moscow has sentenced Russian ex-Defense Ministry official Evgeniya Vasilyeva to five years in prison for embezzlement, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom Friday.

    Vasilyeva was immediately taken into custody in the courtroom.

    She was originally accused of embezzling $58 million in state military property.

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    embezzlement, corruption, Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, Russia
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