Rus News Journal

In process on Khodorkovsky`s business the break

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow is declared declared a break till July, 13th in process on Khodorkovsky and Lebedev`s business, the correspondent " passes; News " from a court hall.

on Monday protection of head MFO " Menatep " has submitted the petition for Lebedev`s clearing from under guards. The court has left on the decision under the given petition which will be announced on Tuesday.

according to the State Office of Public Prosecutor, Khodorkovsky, being the chairman of board of directors of Open Society of KB " Menatep " together with the president of this bank Platon Lebedev and other persons, summer of 1994 has organised roguish zavladenie 20 % of actions of Open Society " Apatite " for the sum more than $283 million.

Besides, Khodorkovsky and Lebedev are accused that they, as the basic shareholders of Open Society NK " YUKOS " Being actual heads of this company in 1999 - 2000, evaded from payment of taxes and a roguish way have taken hold of budgetary funds.

according to the investigation, the amount of damage caused by actions of Khodorkovsky and Lebedev, makes more than $1 billion.

Khodorkovsky 2 is accused that as the physical person in 1998 - has evaded 1999 from payment of surtax and insurance payments in the Pension fund for the sum of 53 million roubles ($1,7 million).

On criminal case concerning Khodorkovsky and Lebedev as accused 2 there passes the former general director of Joint-Stock Company " the Wave " Andrey Krajnov.

Khodorkovsky has been detained on October, 25th, 2003 in Novosibirsk to the airport " Tolmachevo " and this very day it is delivered to Moscow where Basmanny Court authorised its arrest. Khodorkovsky the fault does not recognise. On November, 3rd he has resigned from fast of chairman of the board NK " YUKOS ".