Russia attracted a witness in the first “Yukos case” to the process in the U.S.


In the court of the district of Columbia, where there is a lawsuit filed by ex-Yukos shareholders on payment of $50 billion in compensation by the Russian authorities, were given written testimony of the prosecution witness on the first case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. As found out “Kommersant”, the former CEO of the joint venture “Resin trust and trade” (PTT) GITAS Povile Anilionis stated that the shareholders, sudivshihsya in the Hague arbitration are not investors, but only nominally owned shares in the oil company.

Before it became known that the Russian Investigative Committee started collecting evidence of illegal acquisition of Yukos’s shareholders. According to the official representative of the Ministry, Mikhail Khodorkovsky did not pay for the purchase of shares of “penny”.

According to Markin described the scheme, in 1995 with the privatization of Yukos, Khodorkovsky’s team to participate in the investment competition and mortgaging auction presented “virtually belonging to JSC “Laguna” and JSC “Reagent”, deceiving that these societies are separate legal entities”. Markin said that the auction won “Lagoon”, however, for transactions used funds of the Bank “Menatep”, the main sources of which were the money of depositors. “Thus, the shares were received free of charge Khodorkovsky, on other people’s money, in fact, stolen,” — said the representative of the RCDS.