MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev was convicted of battery over a televised brawl on Tuesday following a trial he portrayed as President Vladimir Putin's revenge for criticizing the government.
The judge was expected to sentence Lebedev later on Tuesday. The state prosecution last week dropped a jail threat against Lebedev, the financial backer of two British newspapers, The Independent and London Evening Standard.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
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