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Former Kyrgyz prime minister denies corruption allegations

[JURIST] Former Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev [official bio] on Tuesday denied corruption allegations that were made during the March uprisings that ousted him and former President Askar Akayev from office [JURIST report]. Tanayev has been accused of using government money improperly, including buying expensive cars for government officials and funding Akayev's presidential library. An arrest warrant was issued for Tanayev [JURIST report] in June, but it was cancelled Monday when he agreed to remain in the country while the investigation is pending. Also under investigation are the son and son-in-law of former President Akayev [Wikipedia profile], who are accused of fraud, money laundering and extortion. AP has more.

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