NBA player Ilgauskas to be stripped of Lithuanian citizenship

Lithuanian basketball player Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, who has received the United States citizenship, is going to lose his Lithuanian passport. This has been confirmed by Lithuanian Deputy Minister of the Interior Elvinas Jankevičius.
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas
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