News Summary: Community service for Russian tycoon

News Summary: Russian tycoon Lebedev sentenced to 150 hours of community service for assault

Associated Press

BAD BOY: A Russian tycoon who financed a newspaper critical of the Kremlin was found guilty Tuesday of assault for punching a talk show guest and sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

RISKY BUSINESS: Alexander Lebedev Owns Novaya Gazeta. Its relentless criticism of the Kremlin and investigations into official corruption has put many of its journalists under fire. Four of its reporters have been killed since 2000.

Pressing on: Lebedev dismissed the criminal case as politically motivated, and his lawyer told Russian news agencies that his team will appeal the verdict by a Moscow district court.

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