Mongolia pardons American accused of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 10:57 PM

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolian President Elbegdorj Saikhanbileg has pardoned an American who was jailed over allegations of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources Ltd, the U.S. Embassy in Ulan Bator said in a statement.

Justin Kapla had been released from jail and was free to return to the United States, the embassy said in an emailed statement, citing Kapla's lawyers.

(Reporting by Terrence Edwards; Writing by Sonali Paul; Editing by Nick Macfie)