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Lalu Prasad gets 14 years in prison over corruption charges

PATNA, INDIA: Senior Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav was sentenced to 14 years of a prison sentence after being convicted on charges of embezzling an amount of 37 million rupees. According to reports, the former chief minister of Bihar embezzled the money to buy fictitious medicines and cattle fodder from 1990 to 1997. Yadav, who already has been convicted three times in related cases, was also fined 6 million rupees. Yadav, 69, has also served as India's railways' minister from 2004 to 2009. He is indefinitely…

Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav jailed over corruption scam

NEW DELHI: Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed on Saturday for three and a half years over his role in a multi-million dollar corruption case. Yadav, 69, is a former railways minister and ex-chief minister of the impoverished eastern state of Bihar where he enjoys huge popular support for championing lower castes. Last month the anti-corruption court found Yadav guilty of fraudulently withdrawing nearly $140,000 from the state treasury in a larger fraud dubbed the "fodder scam", which was worth…