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Nine-year-old on trial for late mom's debt

world Updated: Apr 03, 2012 09:03 IST

A nine-year-old boy from Moscow is facing trial over a debt of 561,000 rubles (around $19,000) that he inherited from his late mother.

A spokeswoman for Moscow's Tverskoi Court said the court received a lawsuit from a man named Panikorovsky who was seeking to collect from the boy the money owed under a loan made to his mother.

She said the boy is the defendant since he inherited his mother's assets and her debts.

"There is nothing illegal in such a lawsuit," she said, adding that the boy will be represented in court by his official guardian.