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Another associate of Khodorkovsky admitted killer

August 1 2008

Ex-shareholder of Yukos, Leonid Nevzlin found guilty of murder and attempted murder. Such a decision issued today, the Moscow City Court.

"The court found that defendant Nevzlin organized a commission of several serious crimes," - said the judge, filling the solution. The court found that L. Nevzlin with former head of security of Yukos Aleksei Pichugin, who is now serving a life sentence, has organized the murder of director LLP TF Phoenix Valentina Korneyeva. Also, as stated in the verdict, L. Nevzlin with A. Pichugin organized the assassination of Nefteyugansk mayor Vladimir Petukhov.

Prosecutor General of Russia also accuses LA Nevzlin in the murder and the organization attempted murders. In particular, he is accused of masterminding the assassination of the former head of administration of the company Rosprom Sergey Kolesov, former head of public relations of the Moscow City Hall Olga Kostina and one of the managers of Austrian oil company East Petroleum Handelsgez MBH Evgeny Rybin.

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Now the judge read out the installation of a sentence and then proceed to the evaluation of evidence by the prosecution and defense, and only then will read out the operative part of the sentence. Then we will know what time the court considered valid for Nevzlin. The prosecutor has demanded to sentence the defendant to life imprisonment.

It is expected that the verdict will be announced about five hours, according to Pravda.Ru .

Former co-owner of Yukos L. Nevzlin since June 2003, lives in Israel, where in November 2003 granted citizenship. In May a court in Israel refused to deprive L. Nevzlin Israeli citizenship and extradite him to Russia.

More: "Julius Nudelman:" Nevzlin is a threat to Israeli society "

In January 2004, L. Nevzlin was declared by Russia in an international manhunt, he filed charges in absentia of embezzlement more than $ 3 billion rubles, as well as evading income taxes of $ 26.7 million rubles as a physical entity in the period 1999-2000 .

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