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Ukraine officials accused of medical corruption

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian security services have accused leading sports officials of buying sham medicine for athletes and misappropriating public funds.

The SBU, Ukraine's domestic security agency, said a top Sports Ministry doctor and others spent $310,000 on allegedly deficient medical products or supplements.

The agency added that the medicine had not been checked for compliance with anti-doping rules -- and that some products were not medicine at all.

The SBU said the alleged scheme was a cover to embezzle public money.

The suspects have not been named. It is unclear whether any are currently in detention, and the SBU said some suspects are currently unidentified.