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Yukos' Boss Khodorkovsky May Spend All His Life In Prison

According to the results of the second criminal procedure, Mr Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev were accused of laundering of...

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the bankrupt oil giant Yukos, may become the most famous Russian prisoners for many years ahead - he is likely to receive a 20-years additional sentence.

According to the results of the second criminal procedure, Mr Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev were accused of laundering of RUR 450 billion and $7.5 mln ifrom 1998 to 2004, Khodorkovsky's lawyer Yuri Schmidt said.

It should be noted that such a severe punishment of financial fraud will be applied in Russia for the first time.

We remind that Khodorkovsky and Platonov were sentenced to 8 years in prison in May 2005, being behind bars since October 2003.