India corruption: Laloo Prasad Yadav jailed for five years

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Former Indian railways minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to five years in jail in a notorious case known as the "fodder scam".

He was jailed on Monday after being found guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy.

Yadav was convicted of embezzling state funds intended to buy food for cattle while he was Bihar chief minister.

He has always denied the allegations. His family has said he will appeal. The case first came to light in 1996.

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