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Austrian Ex-Fianance Minister Gets Jailed For 8 Years Following Major Corruption Scandal

The former Austrian finance minister, Karl-Heinz Grasser, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a high-profile corruption scandal.

Grasser was found guilty on Friday of embezzlement, receiving bribes and falsification of evidence

Grasser was involved in kickbacks of more than €9 million (£8.1m). He denies wrongdoing and promised to appeal the ruling.

(via @bbcnews)

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