A Court in Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator, sentenced Former Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on Monday to six years imprisonment for abuse of power.
A criminal court in the Sukhbaatar district found him guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses.
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The court said that Erdenebat also gave privileges to a mining company by abusing power in his capacity as prime minister.
The 45-year-old served as prime minister of the resource-rich country from 2016 to 2017.
The politician, a member of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party, won a seat in the recent parliamentary elections while he was in custody.