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Russian whistleblower accuses Putin's investment czar of multi-million-dollar corruption
MOSCOW (AP) ' Russia's leading corruption whistleblower is leveling accusations of graft at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's close ally Igor Shuvalov.
Alexei Navalny posted Friday in his blog the scans of documents that show tens of millions of U.S. dollars transferred to the account of Shuvalov's company from firms that Navalny alleges are owned by billionaires Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov.
Navalny's revelations follow articles in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that mentioned the same murky deals.
The deputy prime minister declared his family's income at the total of 1.4 billion rubles ($48 million) between 2008 and 2001, most of which came from his wife.
Shuvalov has insisted that he accumulated wealth before he became a public servant in 1997 and denied any wrongdoing.