January 23, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Supreme Court of Russia on Thursday upheld the tax claim keeping former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in exile and released his business partner Platon Lebedev. Lebedev's release came four months early, with the remainder of his sentence considered time served. Khodorkovsky was released ...[read more]
August 6, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Supreme Court of Russia on Tuesday reduced the prison sentences of former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev by two months. As a result of the ruling, Khodorkovsky should now be released from prison in August 2014, with Lebedev due for release a ...[read more]
July 27, 2013
by Kyle Webster
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 ...[read more]
July 25, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that the 2005 trial and conviction of former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev was not politically motivated. The court, however, did find that various aspects of the court proceedings ...[read more]
December 25, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
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... ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Moscow City Court commuted the sentences of jailed Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev Thursday from 13 years to 11 years. Both are now eligible for release in 2014, with Lebedev expected to be released in August and Khodorkovsky in October. ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A Russian court on Wednesday reduced the sentence of the former business partner of jailed Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky by three years. Platon Lebedev has been incarcerated since 2003 on various charges associated with his business partnership with Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky and ...[read more]
September 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
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 ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A Russian court on Wednesday reduced the sentence of the former business partner of jailed Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Platon Lebedev has been incarcerated since 2003 for various charges associated with his business partnership with Khodorkovsky. Khodorkovsky and Lebedev are each ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Cody Harding
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 ...[read more]

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