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New Charges Against Khodorkovsky


Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Russian prosecutors have raised new criminal charges against imprisoned former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Deputy Prosecutor-General Aleksandr Zvyagintsev said there are new cases linked to Khodorkovsky's now defunct Yukos oil company that involve the illegal transfer of some $10 billion outside Russia.

Khodorkovsky, who was arrested in 2003, is currently serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, tax evasion, and fraud.

He is due to be released in 2014.

Khodorkovsky's lawyer, Vadim Klyuvgant, said his client has no knowledge of new criminal charges against him.

Based on reporting by Interfax and AFP
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