Russian oil magnate guilty on six counts at fraud trial

[JURIST] Russian judges on Monday found oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky [Wikipedia profile] guilty on six counts in his trial [defense website] for fraud in connection with his management of the YUKOS oil company [JURIST news archive]. Reading of the verdict will continue on Tuesday morning. US officials are concerned that the case represents a selective application of the law, and have criticized the Russian government's handling of the case [State Department release, Q&A]. Reuters has more. MosNews has local coverage.



 

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