Yanukovych estate company director sentenced to five years in prison

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April 9, 2013, 5:25 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Mark Rachkevych

Johann Wanovits looks stunned following an Austrian court's decision to sentence him to five years in prison on April 5 for share price manipulation. Wanovits is the founder and director of a company that owns a 99 stake in Tantalit, the firm that owns the lavish 140-hectare estate where President Viktor Yanukovych resides.
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An Austrian court on April 5 sentenced the founder and director of the firm that owns President Viktor Yanukovych’s palatial estate to five years in prison for his role in manipulating the share price in Telekom Austria.

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