The Prosecutor General’s Office is trying on a new case for YUKOS and Khodorkovsky

The third YUKOS case is connected with the embezzlement of oil and the laundering of money obtained from its sale, said Alexander Kurennoy, a representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
29.07.2019
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The case is connected with this production in relation to Mikhail Khodorkovsky including the legalization of stolen shares and money in excess of $ 6 billion.

The third Yukos case was filed against the former owners, managers and employees of the company, official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoy said on the official Internet channel of the agency Efir. Kurennoe said that the case concerns the theft of oil and the legalization of stolen property and money received from its sale.

According to Kurenno, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, together with an organized group, organized the theft of oil, which was produced by YUKOS subsidiaries Samaraneftegaz, Yuganskneftegaz and Tomskneft. If you recalculate the amount at the rate of 2003, the total value of the stolen amount will be $ 51 billion, he added.

Another case, the so-called second case in relation to Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others, is connected with this case, Kurennoy said. According to him, it is connected with the legalization of YUKOS shares and funds of the company totaling more than $ 6 billion stolen from the state in 1995-2003. Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev have already been convicted in this case, the representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office said. Kurenno explained that the Yukos shares were issued to several foreign firms. They have now initiated legal and arbitral proceedings against Russia and are demanding more than $ 120 billion in recovery. “The stolen and laundered funds are accumulated by Khodorkovsky and members of an organized group headed by him abroad, including in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and other countries,” said the representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office .

Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his lawyers did not receive the statutory notifications about the third Yukos case, a source in the circle of a businessman said to MBH Media.

The fact that a third Yukos case was opened in Russia was announced at the end of May by the NTV channel in the investigation “Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Bloody Empire”. It stated that the businessman “stole” $ 51 billion from the minority shareholders of YUKOS. The adviser to the Prosecutor General Salavat Karimov told the television channel that Mikhail Khodorkovsky used “dozens of schemes” to deceive the minority shareholders. Khodorkovsky himself said that he “doesn’t care about the pseudo investigation” of NTV.

At the beginning of June, Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika confirmed that the case was under investigation, but he did not provide details and did not comment on the information from NTV.