Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 14 yrs in prison in fourth fodder scam case
PATNA: A powerful Indian politician has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from government treasury to buy fictitious medicines and cattle fodder.
Judge Shiv Pal Singh on Saturday also convicted 18 former Bihar state officials, contractors and suppliers in the case.
A former top elected official in the state, Lalu Prasad Yadav was also fined 6 million rupees ($92,307). He and others can challenge the conviction in an appeals court.
Yadav already has been convicted three times in related cases. He is currently in prison and barred from contesting elections.(Agencies)