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Former prosecutor involved in gambling scandal faces no threats - official

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The "illegal casinos" case, officials involved

Uncovered several months ago, the high-profile Moscow Region illegal casino scandal incited a major public uproar. Businessman Ivan Nazarov allegedly operated illegal casinos in 15 towns across Moscow Region. According to law enforcement authorities, several high-ranking officials of prosecutor’s offices and the federal Interior Ministry were involved in the casino operation, which generated between $5 million and $10 million in revenue monthly.

11:04 03/05/2012 Former prosecutor Alexander Ignatenko faces no threats in Russia, law enforcement officials state. Poland is considering Russia's request to extradite Ignatenko. More »
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