Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Khodorkovsky, Lebedev Sentenced To 6 More Years In Prison

Posted by Info on 30/12/2010

Russian Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev will serve another six years in jail after being sentenced to 14 years detention at the culmination of their trial.

The two men spent seven years in jail for fraud and tax evasion from their 2005 trial, now face up to six more years in prison after the court found them guilty of embezzling 218 million tons of oil from Khodorkovsky’s former oil firm Yukos and laundering over 3 billion rubles ($97.5 million) in revenues.

Khodorkovsky’s press service said the two men could be released in 2017. Judge Danilkin finished reading the full 250-page verdict.

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