Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin
February 23, 2018
MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The journey of Yevgeny Prigozhin from troubled youth to ex-con entrepreneur with companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars reflects what one expert says is a typical pathway to riches in post-Soviet Russia: the willingness to do favors and "dirty tasks" for Putin that others would find too risky.
On Feb. 16, Prigozhin was indicted by special co...
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