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    Swiss judge convicts Benazir, Asif ... ISLAMABAD, Aug 5: A Swiss judge has found former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, her husband Asif Ali Zardari and a Swiss
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      Swiss judge convicts Benazir, Asif
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      ISLAMABAD, Aug 5: A Swiss judge has found former prime minister
      Benazir Bhutto, her husband Asif Ali Zardari and a Swiss lawyer
      guilty of money laundering and receiving bribes from two Swiss
      firms nine years ago.

      Ms Bhutto, Mr Zardari and Jens Schlegelmilch were guilty of
      arranging an illegal 6 per cent commission or "bribe" worth $12
      million for awarding a pre-shipment customs inspection contract to
      Swiss firms Societe Generale de Surveillance and Cotecna,
      according to a copy of the judgment obtained by AFP on
      Tuesday.....(Agencies)

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top3.htm&date=20030806

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      Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari sentenced in Switzerland:
      Updated @ 12:48 PST
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      ISLAMABAD, Aug 05: Swiss authorities have issued former prime
      minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Zardari with a six
      months' suspended sentence and fined them 50,000 dollars each in
      a graft case, their lawyer announced today. "The Swiss
      Investigation Officer Mr Devaud has on July 31 ... passed an order
      pronouncing six months of suspended sentence and a fine of 50,000
      dollars each" to Bhutto and Zardari, lawyer and senator Farooq
      Naek said in a statement. Naek said the order, which was the
      outcome of a five year inquiry into a corruption case, was
      communicated to the Swiss government on Monday. (AFP)

      For more latest news, please visit:
      http://www.dawn.com/2003/08/05/welcome.htm

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