Lighter sentence possible for Khodorkovsky, no word yet on remaining charge

[JURIST] The verdict-reading [JURIST report] for Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website] continued into its fourth day Thursday, with the court saying that its sentencing would use less strict guidelines [Interfax report], possibly suggesting a lighter sentence for Khodorkovsky than the 10 years suggested by prosecutors. The court has now adjourned again until Friday, with still no word on whether it considers the statute of limitations to have expired on the final auction-rigging charge. CNN has more.



 

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