YUKOS
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European Court rules in favor of former Russia oil Company
August 1, 2014
The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia must pay ? 1.87 billion (USD $2.51 billion) to the former owners of the now defunct Russian oil company Yukos to compensate for unfair tax proceedings. The ECHR ruling comes three years after the court first found that Ru....... [more]

Russia court denied parole for ex-Yukos oil executive
July 27, 2013
On July 27, 2011, a Russian court denied parole for former Yukos oil executive Platon Lebedev. Lebedev, along with his former business partner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was convicted on charges related to embezzling more than $27 billion from Yukos oil. In addition to related convictions, the pair were....... [more]

Russian human rights official appeals ruling against Khodorkovsky
December 25, 2012
The Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia, Vladimir Lukin, filed an appeal in a Moscow court on Tuesday following the ruling against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of Yukos, and his business partner Platon Lebedev. Lukin filed the appeal because the two men were ordered to pay restitution for th....... [more]

Europe court ruled Russia violated Yukos Oil's rights
September 20, 2012
On September 20, 2011, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia violated Yukos Oil's business rights by forcing the company into liquidation through unfair taxation practices. Yukos Oil's owner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and his partner Platon Lebedev were arrested on charges of tax e....... [more]

Russia court denied parole for ex-Yukos oil executive
July 27, 2012
On July 27, 2011, a Russian court denied parole for former Yukos oil executive Platon Lebedev. Lebedev, along with his former business partner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was convicted on charges related to embezzling more than $27 billion from Yukos oil. In addition to related convictions, the pair were....... [more]

Russia judge orders court review of Khodorkovsky appeal
July 24, 2012
A senior Russian judge on Tuesday ordered a court to review the appeal of jailed former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky. It remains to be seen whether the order is on a legal technicality or if there will be real progress in the appeal. Once CEO of Yukos Oil and one of the richest men i....... [more]

Russia president orders inquiry into Khodorkovsky sentence
March 5, 2012
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered Russia's prosecutor general to conduct a study into 32 criminal cases, including the case of ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky, who was once in charge of Russia's largest oil company, Yukos, was arrested in 2003 on charges of tax e....... [more]

Europe court rules Russia violated Yukos oil's rights
September 20, 2011
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that, although Russia did not misuse legal proceedings in order to destroy an oil company, it did violate the business's rights. The former Russian oil company, Yukos Oil, filed suit against the country alleging that it forced the company into....... [more]

Russia court denies parole for ex-Yukos oil executive
July 27, 2011
A court in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia on Wednesday denied parole for former Yukos oil executive Platon Lebedev. Lebedev and his former business partner Mikhail Khodorkovsky were convicted in December and sentenced in the Khamovinchesky District Court on charges connected with embezzling more....... [more]

Khodorkovsky reissues parole request after court refused it for insufficient documentation
June 8, 2011
Former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Tuesday reissued an appeal for release on parole that was returned to him due to insufficient documentation. Khodorkovsky has served half of a 13-year sentence for fraud, theft and money laundering, which under Russian law makes him eligible for p....... [more]

Russian prosecutors filed charges against Khodorkovsky
February 5, 2011
On February 5, 2007, Russian prosecutors filed money laundering charges against former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky was convicted in May 2005 of tax evasion and sentenced to eight years in prison. The Russian government effectively nationalized Yukos to pay off $33 billion in back ta....... [more]




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