Factbox - Russia's business amnesty

Tue Jul 9, 2013 11:41am EDT
 
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament last week approved an amnesty which could free thousands of entrepreneurs jailed for business crimes.

Here are some details on the amnesty:

- It applies to 27 crimes including the following articles from Russia's Criminal Code:

159.1 - credit fraud

159.4 - fraud in the sphere of entrepreneurial activities

176 - obtaining credit illegally

177 - evading repaying debt

196 - premeditated bankruptcy

191 - illegal trafficking of metals   Continued...