Mongolian ex-PM Erdenebat sentenced to six years in prison

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-06 14:36:12|Editor: huaxia

ULAN BATOR, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Former Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat was sentenced to six years in prison for abuse of power on Monday.

A criminal court in the Sukhbaatar district of Mongolia's capital Ulan Bator found him guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses and giving privileges to a mining company by abusing power in his capacity as prime minister.

The 45-year-old served as prime minister of the resource-rich country from 2016 to 2017.

The politician, a member of the ruling Mongolian People's Party, won a seat in the recent parliamentary elections while he was in custody. Enditem