RUSSIA - Oct. 20 - Prosecutor To Question Yukos Chief Again.The first deputy prosecutor, Yury Biryukov Yury Stanislavovich Biryukov (in Russian: Юрий Станиславович Бирюков, b. , says he intends to summon TO SUMMON, practice. The act by which a defendant is notified by a competent officer, that an action has been instituted against him, and that he is required to answer to it at a time and place named. Mikhail Khodorkovsky The of this article or section may be compromised by "peacock terms".
You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. , the group's chief executive and largest shareholder, for a second time, as his investigations intensified. He says that he planned to question the head of YukosSibneft, the country's largest oil group, about new criminal investigations. The move came as lawyers for a security officer with Yukos [before the Sibneft merger]Alexei Pichugin, who has been imprisoned im·pris·on
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.
[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en- since June over his alleged involvement in a murder, said his personal priest had also been summoned for questioning. Prosecutors had earlier turned down requests from the Russian Orthodox Adj. 1. Russian Orthodox - of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he priest to visit his charge. Lawyers warned that the interrogation interrogation
In criminal law, process of formally and systematically questioning a suspect in order to elicit incriminating responses. The process is largely outside the governance of law, though in the U.S. risked violating laws respecting priests' rights of confidentiality. The inquiries into Yukos, which have tarnished Russia's image abroad, have been widely interpreted as politically motivated. Analysts have linked them to Khodorkovsky's political ambitions or to the company's commercial rivals. YukosSibneft is exploring the possibility of selling a significant stake in the company to ExxonMobil or ChevronTexaco, in what could amount to the largest foreign investment deal in Russia. A government adviser who is close to YukosSibneft forecast on Oct. 20 that ExxonMobil was most likely to prevail, saying: "The deal between Yukos and ExxonMobil will be finalised. There have been no objections from Pres. Vladimir Putin". Khodorkovsky, who has rejected the charges against Yukos's employees and denounced widespread procedural violations in the way the investigations have been carried out, said on Monday that he was ready to answer any new questions from prosecutors. Speaking at the release of his company's latest financial results, Khodorkovsky refused to comment on merger speculation, while saying that he was always open to approaches. Yukos has already denounced a series of prosecutors' raids, including one on a company lawyer that the oil group said violated client privilege, and was conducted without showing him the search warrant required from a judge under Russian procedures. Biryukov says that the case against Yukos's second largest shareholder ,Platon Lebedev Platon Leonidovich Lebedev (Russian: Платон Леонидович Лебедев; born 29 November 1956) is a former CEO of Group Menatep, and is best known as , who has been held in custody since early July, would soon be compiled and sent to court. He added that the investigation into Vasily Shakhnovsky, another large shareholder questioned last Friday about alleged tax evasion The process whereby a person, through commission of Fraud, unlawfully pays less tax than the law mandates.
Tax evasion is a criminal offense under federal and state statutes. A person who is convicted is subject to a prison sentence, a fine, or both. , should be concluded by next week. YukosSibneft announced net profits of $2. 2bn for the six months to June 30 under US accounting rules.