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Investigators accused Navalny and his younger brother, Oleg, of being invovled in a scheme to cheat a mail transport company out of 55 million roubles ($1.79 million).

If he is found guilty of fraud, Navalny could be jailed for up two years. He denies any wrongdoing and says the accusations are politically motivated.

The Navalny family said after the criminal investigation was first opened that the accusations were intended to persuade him to stop his opposition activities.

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