Vasil Bilak, a former high-ranking Communist, has been indicted with seven other party veterans on charges of embezzling millions of dollars, a newspaper reported.

If convicted, they could face prison terms of up to ten years. No court date was announced.Bilak and the seven others are indicted on charges of skimming party funds and moving them out of the country, as well as instructing others to abuse official power, the Lidove Noviny daily reported,