Mikhail Khodorkovsky arriving at court
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Yukos tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky awaiting verdict

A senior lawyer representing Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he expects his client, once Russia's wealthiest businessman, to be found guilty of embezzlement and given up to 15 years in prison.

Mr Khodorkovsky, already serving a seven-year sentence for tax evasion, is accused of stealing more than 2bn barrels of oil while in charge of the Yukos oil company.

Richard Galpin reports from Moscow.

  • 02 Nov 2010
  • From the section Europe