MOSCOW -- A new embezzlement charge has been brought against fugitive Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Berezovsky’s lawyer, Andrei Borovkov, says the investigative committee of the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has clarified its charges related to the 2007 case against him.
Berezovsky is now charged with stealing $13 million of SBS-Agro credit funds and legalizing the sum through the Swiss company Forus.
In June 2009, the Krasnogorsk City Court in Moscow Oblast found Berezovsky guilty of stealing 58 million rubles ($1.8 million) from the AvtoVAZ and LogoVAZ automotive companies in the early 1990s.
His associate, Yuly Dubsky, was sentenced to nine years in jail.
In 2007, a Moscow court sentenced Berezovsky to six years for embezzling $9 million from the Aeroflot state airliner. Both trials were held in absentia.
Berezovsky has been residing in Great Britain since 2001 and has political asylum there.