Paid tent circus named after Yukos. The U.S. Senate supports tax criminals. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on November 18, 2005.
On this day 16 years ago, on November 18, 2005, The U.S. Senate passed the resolution “S. RES. 322”. In this document American political personalities under the guise of an “opinion”, not hesitating in their “exclusivity”, shamelessly pushed hard on Russia’s judicial power and the prosecution agencies.
1) the criminal justice system in Russia has not accorded Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev fair, transparent, and impartial treatment under the laws of the Russian Federation:
2) the standing and status of the Russian Federation among the democratic nations of the world would be greatly enhanced if the authorities of the Russian Federation were to take the necessary actions to dispel widespread concern that:
(A) the criminal cases against Mr. Khodorkovsky, Mr. Lebedev, and their associates are politically motivated;
(B) the transfer of Mr. Khodorkovsky and Mr. Lebedev to prison camps thousands of kilometers from their homes and families represents a violation of the norms and practices of Russia Law, and
(C) in cases dealing with perceived political threats to the authorities, the judiciary of Russia is an instrument of the Kremlin, and such judiciary is not truly independent; and
(3) notwithstanding any other disposition of the cases of Mr. Khodorkovsky and Mr. Lebedev, and without prejudice to further disposition of same, M. Khodorkovsky and Mr. Lebedev should be transferred to penal facilities with locations that are consonant with the norms and general practices of Russia law.
THE U.S. SENATE IN SUPPORT OF TAX CRIMINALS
The American political figures decided to hide from the American people that the mentioned in the document “victims of the regime”, i.e. Khodorkovsky and Lebedev, are fraudulent tax criminals, who had caused damage to the Russian budget to the tune of billions of rubles, who had laundered money through dubious schemes and thus had cheated stockholders and investors. They hid it so that the American people think that the U.S. Senate, actually, cares about human rights and fair justice. In fact, the resolution S.RES.322 not only justified the tax crimes of the defendants but also encouraged them to further resistance to the Russian investigation and courts.
The names of the initiators of this resolution are well known in Russia:
- Senator McCain, John;
- Senator Obama, Barack;
- Senator Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
Nobody really doubted that this resolution had been paid with dubious money of entities belonging to Khodorkovsky. As nobody doubted that the money had dubious sources connected with Khodorkovsky and his company.
The company “Corbiere Trust Co Ltd” (Guernsey) came into being, literally, one month to go before the purchase of “the U.S. Senate attitude", which testifies the registration entry of October 11, 2005. Obviously, "bringing in" money in the United States through this firm was not only a payment for services from the part of the American political establishment, but also has become for “the dump” a pass sui generis into the real-estate market in Miami.
KHODORKOVSKY’S MONEY LAUNDERERS
No less dubious is also the performer of this operation – the lobbyist firm "APCO Worldwide". The president of "APCO" Margery Kraus is a member of the "Menatep” international Consulting Board, and, apart from that, she, for several years, had been Khodorkovsky’s counselor on questions related to the improvement of his image in the West. Simply stated, Margery Kraus conducted Khodorkovsky through the United States, where he, trying to find defense from possible criminal prosecution in Russia and buying the reputation of a "respectable benefactor", for instance, paid 500 thousand dollars to the Carnegie Foundation and 1 million dollars to the Library of the U.S. Congress.
Moreover, the firm “APCO” was, probably, familiar with some dirty schemes of Khodorkovsky’s company named “Jurby Lake”, created for the company by Stephen Curtis. One thing is when an entity like “APCO” corrects the image of a client and works with his projects, and it’s completely another matter when they model from the tax criminal an image of a “wretched victim”, buying attitudes of American politicians and, in fact, hindering the international cooperation in the field of counteracting tax criminality and money laundering.
As an example of such counteracting investigation, one may mention Lithuania where the Office of the Prosecutor General, referring to the "resolution of the United States Senate" on certain "political background" of the criminal prosecution of Yukos financial swindlers, refused to extradite on of the Yukos fugitive shareholder, namely Mikhail Brudno.
WITH THE PURPOSE TO MISINFORM
Thus, the firm “APCO” under the direction of Margery Kraus, being a financially interested party, with the purpose to counteract the international cooperation of law enforcement agencies of different countries with money, received from structures subordinated to the group of persons headed by Khodorkovsky, pushed the passing in the U.S. Senate the resolution “S. RES. 322”. It was made in order to misinform the international community on the basis of compiled data. This resolution was not simply the "attitude of the U.S. Senate" pertaining to the case of the tax swindler Lebedev and Khodorkovsky. This resolution served as a justification to refuse to fulfill Russia’s requests about judicial support, as to hand over to the judiciary persons suspected of embezzlement and tax evasion. And this has all characteristics of obstruction of justice under a vain pretext, thereat with implication into such affairs high-ranking American politicians, even if their names are John McCain, Barack Obama, or Joseph Biden.
“The proof of the contrived “political reasons” in the criminal cases of Khodorkovsky, Lebedev and connected with them persons happens to be, to a large extent, the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights from 2011 (complaint N14902/04) – “The European Court of Human Rights has completely rejected the accusation towards Russia concerning the political motivations, and repressive character of the prosecution of the company Yukos”, notes the website Prigovor.ru.
(See also the previous article “On this day, Khodorkovsky was reminded of Nefteyugansk”. Chinese hat with earflaps and the Yukos logo. "I will bring here the Chinese, and you can clear off". "Liquid on the borehole" and blood on Yukos' hands. The website Prigovor.ru reminds its readers of what happened on November 17, 2003.