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26 Jun 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Self-exiled Russian business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was found guilty of fraud in absentia Thursday by a Moscow regional court. The court found [RIA Novosti report] that Berezovsky and his business associate Yuli Dubov embezzled $4.5 million from their LogoVAZ car dealership. The charges [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2008
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Russia's Prosecutor General's Office [official website] on Tuesday announced the indictment [press release, in Russian] of exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] for fraud and money laundering. The charges, filed under the Russian Criminal Code [Article 174 text], stem from a deal arranged between Russian … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Russian authorities have asked Britain to extradite former Russneft [corporate website] oil company head Mikhail Gutseriyev, according to a Russian Ministry of the Interior [official website] spokesman Monday. Citing systematic government 'persecution' [BBC report], Gutseriyev resigned [RIA Novosti report] from Russneft in July 2007 amid Interior Ministry accusations of … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The Russian Office of the Prosecutor-General [official website, in Russian] has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] falsely claimed the country's secret service had targeted him for assassination, an office spokesperson told the Itar-Tass news agency Thursday. Prosecutors … [read more]


Legal News
4 Feb 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The Moscow City Court on Monday rejected the appeal of exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Berezovsky has been sentenced to six years in prison, after being found guilty [JURIST report] last November of embezzling 214 million rubles from Russian national airline Aeroflot. Berezovsky was … [read more]


Legal News
29 Nov 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] A Russian court Thursday found exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] guilty of embezzling 214 million rubles from Russian national airline Aeroflot [official website]. The court sentenced him to six years in prison, though prosecutors had asked for nine years [JURIST report]. Berezovsky was tried … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Russian prosecutors will push for a nine-year prison sentence for exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in connection with charges that he embezzled millions from the Russian national airline Aeroflot [corporate website], a lawyer appointed to Berezovsky's case said Monday. Berezovsky, who has been residing … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Lawyers representing exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] filed an appeal Friday against the latest arrest warrant [JURIST report] issued by a Moscow district court on allegations that Berezovsky embezzled $13 million in credit funds [JURIST report] from a bank he formerly owned. The court … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The Basmanny District Court in Moscow issued a new arrest warrant Tuesday for exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on charges that he allegedly embezzled an additional $13 million in credit funds from SBS-Agro Bank [EBRD profile], which he then owned, to purchase real estate … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Russian prosecutors have brought fresh embezzlement charges against exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a lawyer appointed to Berezovsky's case said Monday. The charges assert that in 1997 Berezovsky took part in a $13 million scheme to embezzle credit funds from SBS-Agro Bank [EBRD profile], … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev on Monday criticized evidence provided by the United Kingdom to support the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] for the poisoning-murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline], saying that the materials gave no evidence that the UK conducted … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] Thursday ruled against Russia in the case of a former KGB agent who was detained under conditions that the court said "amounted to degrading treatment" [opinion; press release]. The ex-agent, Mikhail Trepashkin [advocacy website; Wikipedia profile], was arrested in 2003 … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The Brazilian federal court [official website, in Portuguese] has issued an arrest warrant [Itar-Tass report] for exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] on charges of money laundering, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass [official website] reported Friday. Brazil also asked Interpol [official website] to issue an … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] A Moscow court Thursday initiated preliminary hearings for exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] who is accused of embezzling millions from Russian national airline Aeroflot [corporate website], granting Berezovsky's court-appointed lawyer a two-week postponement of further proceedings so that the defense can prepare for the … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Russia expressed displeasure with the UK Friday over British refusal [press release] to prosecute exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [Wikipedia profile] for his calls to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website]. Berezovsky, who has been living in the UK since 2001 as a refugee, called for a regime … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russian officials with the Office of the Prosecutor-General [official website, in Russian] have formally denied a British extradition request [JURIST report] for Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] on the grounds that the Russian constitution forbids the extradition of its citizens [MFA statement] for alleged crimes committed abroad, Interfax reported … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) [official website, in Russian] has charged Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky [JURIST news archive] on suspicion of plotting a violent coup against President Vladimir Putin, Berezovsky's lawyer said Monday. The charge is related to an interview [Guardian report] Berezovsky gave to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) [official website, in Russian] Friday announced it is investigating allegations made by Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] that the deceased former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline] and alleged coup plotter Boris Berezovsky [JURIST news archive] … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russia's Office of the Prosecutor-General [official website, in Russian] Wednesday dismissed suggestions by a Russian lawmaker that Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive], currently sought by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CRS) [official website] for the poisoning murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline], could be extradited … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The British Crown Prosecution Service (CRS) [official website] said Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence to charge [press release] Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoi with murder in the poisoning death of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline]. British prosecutors are seeking Lugovoi's arrest and extradition, and … [read more]

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