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Khodorkovsky to be charged with money laundering

[JURIST] Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky [JURIST news archive, Khodorovsky defense website] will face new charges of money laundering Thursday along with his partner Platon Lebedev. Lawyers for Khodorovsky say they have no idea what specific charges will be announced, but the Prosecutor General's Office has invited them to appear at Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina detention center for details. Khodorovsky was convicted of tax evasion and fraud in May and sentenced to nine years in prison [JURIST report]. Many observers question the political motivation behind the prosecution of Khodorovsky. MosNews has local coverage.

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