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Lebedev Says Has Proof Russian Officials Stole Tens of Billions

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire newspaper owner facing criminal charges in Moscow, said he’s collected proof that Russian officials stole tens of billions of dollars and he plans to share it with U.S. and U.K. authorities.

Lebedev said he’s already moved some of the evidence of corruption he’s gathered since 2006, including the theft of $1 billion of state pension funds, outside of the country and expects foreign governments to investigate because much of the money was laundered abroad.