Details of Khodorkovsky indictment spelled out

Charges against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former head of YUKOS, have been formally spelled out and confirmed by the Office of the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, according to information on the Office's website.

According to this information, Khodorkovsky is accused of crimes under part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code, 'Appropriation of Another's (Major) Property by Fraud as Part of a Group'; Article 315, 'Deliberate Failure to Obey a Court Order by Members of a Commercial Organization'; part 3 of Article 165, 'Causing (Major) Losses to Property Owners by Non-Fraudulent Means, as Part of a Group'; part 2 of Article 199, 'Failure to Pay Taxes Due From an Organization, by a Group in Conspiracy, and More Than Once'; part 2 of Article 198, 'Failure of an Actual Person to Pay Taxes or Insurance to State Non-Budgetary Funds, Involving Large Amounts'; part 2 of Article 327, 'Forgery of Official Documents, on Repeated Occasions'; and part 3 of Article 160, 'Annexation or Embezzlement of Other's Property, as Part of a Group and Involving Large Sums.'

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