Court sentences Mongolian ex-PM to 6 years imprisonment for abuse of power

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Ulan Bator – A Court in Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator, sentenced Former Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on Monday to six years imprisonment for abuse of power.

A criminal court in the Sukhbaatar district of found him guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses.

The court said that Erdenebat also gave privileges to a mining company by abusing power in his capacity as prime minister.

The 45-year-old served as prime minister of the resource-rich country from 2016 to 2017.

The politician, a member of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party, won a seat in the recent parliamentary elections while he was in custody.

(Xinhua/NAN)


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