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The Belarussian security service said on Sunday it had detained prominent businessman Yury Chizh on suspicion of large-scale tax evasion.
Chizh, owner of Belarussian firm Triple, had been a close adviser to authoritarian Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko since the 1990s but business sources say he fell out of favor in recent months. He now faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
Spokespersons at Chizh’s company, Triple, could not be reached for comment on Saturday and Sunday.
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