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Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Yukos Lawyer


http://gdb.rferl.org/a45e2c3c-4e60-4e0f-ad75-33e04c42413e_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a45e2c3c-4e60-4e0f-ad75-33e04c42413e_mw800_mh600.jpg Yukos logo (AFP) 30 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- A Moscow court today issued a fresh arrest warrant against Dmitrii Gololobov, the chief lawyer of Russia's Yukos oil company.


Russian media reports say the new warrant was issued on money-laundering charges.


Gololobov is already wanted in Russia for allegedly having illegally taken control of shares in the Russian Eastern Oil Company that are worth more than 3 billion rubles ($105 billion). Four other Yukos employees have been arrested in connection with this case.


Gololobov reportedly lives in Britain.


Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovskii is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Eastern Siberia on fraud and tax evasion charges. Khodorkovskii and his supporters say the accusations are politically motivated.


(RFE/RL's Russian service/Interfax)

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