December 15, 2017 / 9:13 AM / 10 months ago

Russian court rules ex-minister Ulyukayev extorted bribe

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Russian court has established that former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev had extorted a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil company Rosneft , judge Larisa Semyonova said on Friday.

Ulyukayev demanded the money in India’s Goa where he was on a working trip, after his ministry approved the sale of a government stake in oil firm Bashneft to Rosneft, the judge said. (Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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