The General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika told about the cooperation with the Prosecutor General of England and Wales. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on June 27, 2006.
On this day 17 years ago, on June 27, 2006, during the presentation of the new General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika, they recalled the fugitive defendants of criminal cases hiding in Great Britain. Hoping, obviously, for constructive professional engagement with the British authorities, Chaika marked the international legal cooperation, connected with questions of extradition, as one of serious tasks.
“In the near future, by agreement with the Prosecutor General of England and Wales, we will analyze all criminal cases on which extradition of certain accused persons and criminals was refused. We will try to make good the deficit und we will try to use the mechanism of cooperation under international law, taking also into account the national legislation of Great Britain”, said Chaika in his address before employees of Russia’s General Prosecution.
BORIS BEREZOVSKY AND KHODORKOVSKY’SHENCHMEN
The question was about a list, set up in March 2016, consisting of 16 defendants of criminal cases. Four of them were from the “London headquarters of Berezovsky”. Namely, Boris Berezovsky himself, his companion Yuli Dubov. And also Akhmed Zakayev, suspected of committing crimes of a terrorist and extremist nature. As well as Alexander Litvinenko, alias “Sasha-Draft” who served the interests of the British intelligence community. Of his ravings became weary first Boris Berezovsky, and then British special services. Yet, cheap services of the defector were used by swindlers from Yukos and ordering customers of the murder of the mayor of the town Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov.
(See also the article “Litvinenko, Khodorkovsky and false statements”. The story of how murderers are saved).
Other 12 persons from the wanted list were connected with various finance machinations and affairs that had been pulled off by Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s organized criminal group. Khodorkovsky* himself, in May 2006, was sent by the Meschansky District Court of Moscow to a detention facility for a series of crimes of economic nature, mostly for large scale tax crimes.
As of 2006, the list of henchmen and accomplices of Yukos criminal activity looked as follows:
7, Alexander Gorbachev
However, some of the mentioned in this list persons had been already itemized in data bases of Interpol from January 2005. Several defendants, tied of running, came back and were apprehended, while others were adjudged guilty in absentia.
“Our corrupt business press was molding out of them “victims of political repression”, although they understood perfectly well that they were helping con artists to cynically steal enterprises and evade taxes. Those who had returned, gave witness testimonies, and from their testimonies an unflattering picture was being formed. The reputation of the “most transparent” oil company was definitely placed in doubt - instead of a transparent corporation, there was a workshop of finance and tax affairs”, notes the website Prigovor.ru.
(See also the previous article “On this day, mayor of the town Nefteyugansk was shot”. The murder of Vladimir Petukhov was thought out and organized by Leonid Nevzlin and Alexey Pichugin. The mayor of Nefteyugansk was shot on Khodorkovsky’s birthday. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on June 26, 1998).
*On May 20, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Justice included M.B. Khodorkovsky in the list of physical persons executing functions of a foreign agent.