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Mikhail Khodorkovsky verdict expected on fresh fraud charges

A court in Moscow is due to begin announcing the verdict in the second trial of the man who was once Russia's richest businessman, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Mr Khodorkovsky, who is already serving an eight year sentence for fraud and tax evasion is facing fresh charges of money laundering and embezzlement.

If found guilty the former head of the Yukos Oil company could be behind bars for several more years.

His supporters maintain the case is politically motivated.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 26 Dec 2010