Body of abducted Russian lawmaker found cemented in barrel; alleged $80 million debt involved

Published February 18, 2013

| Associated Press

Authorities say the body of a Russian local lawmaker has been found cemented in a barrel. Another politician has been accused of ordering the killing over an $80 million debt.

Mikhail Pakhomov, 37, went missing last week. He was a member of the local legislature in Lipetsk, a city some 350 kilometers (some 215 miles) south of Moscow, and was last seen when three unidentified men pushed him into a car and drove away.

Russia's Investigative Committee says several suspects were detained in the case, and that authorities found Pakhomov's badly beaten body in a barrel of cement in a garage.

The committee says Yevgeny Kharitonov, a former provincial official, is being held on suspicion of ordering the killing of Pakhomov, allegedly over the $80 million debt.

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