Former Russian oil tycoon faces another 6 years in prison
December 30th, 2010
10:44 AM ET

Former Russian oil tycoon faces another 6 years in prison

A judge in Moscow sentenced Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the Russia's Yukos oil company, and his business partner to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Thursday.

The sentence effectively adds six years behind bars for Khodorkovsky, since the judge set the sentence to begin in 2003 when he was initially imprisoned on other charges. Instead of a release in 2011, he will now be freed in 2017.

Khodorkovsky and partner Platon Lebedev were accused of stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from Yukos production subsidiaries from 1998 to 2003. Khodorkovsky has already been convicted of underpaying taxes on the oil and is serving an eight-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion.

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  1. bambam

    This dude just can't get right maybe all that time he will get it together may god be with him

    December 30, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    Now you see what Putin is like? He is self centered thug. He means to control the world but sadly (and he knows, he got the intelligence report) God has made that an impossibility.
    It will be a cold day in Hell before any country other than The United States of America rules Earth. If President Obama wants to continue on with the stupid sh^t of weakening of our position like appointing an Ambassador to Syria then Obama will be fired.
    THE FUKING SYRIANS ARE FUKING TERRORISTS. YOU DUMB MOTHERFUKER OBAMA. ONE MORE STUPID THING AND I WILL BEGIN FUKING YOU OVER AND GETTING YOU OUT. YOU CAN SPEND THE NEXT TWO YEARS PICKING UP BODY BAGS OF THOSE SENT TO HEAVEN. KILL A MILLION TO TEN MILLION PEOPLE.
    DO SOMETHING STUPID AGAIN OBAMA and you will be an undertaker for 2 years.
    Oh and your media can shut the fuk up about measley job creation numbers! When you create 200,000 new jobs 4 weeks in a row then say something. Do you think we are idiots?
    Keep saying we are stupid and I will punish.
    jim

    December 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not Him

      Wow. What a dramatically unnecessarily arrogant post. Typical American.

      December 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Richard in Texas

    Jim. How do propose the President create those jobs? What plan do you have to suggest? A lot of hate but no solutions and what the hell does your rant have to do with the topic on hand?

    December 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Richard in Texas

    How are going to punish the President of the United States?

    December 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Veritas

    @Jim Brieske jim you have been a voice of reason until recently. whatever is going on you need to look to God for some peace and try to calm these disruptive thoughts for your sake and the sake of others as the vibes you're sending are evil and counterproductive. Your messages are far from christian. just saying this to help you.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    @Jim brieske meantime may God bless you profoundly in the years. Please don't lose site of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    @Jim...nor Jesus' father, the True God.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pop! Pop!

    @ jim if obama walked up to your face u wouldnt say sh~t he would tell secret service to go into another room roll up his sleeves and take it to you!

    December 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pop! Pop!

    @ jim then again miss obama would take it to you!

    December 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Veritas

    @Phil you have a problem with letting negativity take over your whole being get some meds if you have meds take them. And do consider prayer for your lack of God problem which is easily remedied. other than that you are doomed to a miserable existance. May God bless you and show himself to you so you're not just an empty vessel anymore.

    December 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pop! Pop!

    Damn that!

    December 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DefaultName

    @Not Him: Jim is far from the typical American. Try meeting a few before you spout off. Happy New Year.

    December 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mr. Loveit

    typical indeed are such angry and litigious losers...hey..more vodka please... Human terrian mapping. No vodka.. No country. Strange is it not? Chemical based worldwide addictions.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ed Bailey

    To 'richard in texas'.congratulations on spoiling my theory nothing intelligent ever happens in texas.I spent too many years in El Paso and when a second alky from the lone star became prez I predicted our future on his first day.I told all my friends they didn't ave to pay up until they have jobs!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |