The district court in Dublin on Wednesday, December 7, overturned the arrest of 100 million euros on the Irish accounts of two investment funds, the beneficiary of which is the former head of YUKOS oil company Mikhail Khodorkovsky, informs “Interfax” with reference to the head of the International centre for the legal protection (MTSPZ) Andrei Kondakov, representing Russia’s interests in disputes with the former shareholders of Yukos.
The money was frozen when the former head of Yukos was imprisoned in 2011 Bureau of fraud investigation the Garda síochána in the investigation of money-laundering, received in illegal way, on the basis of the verdict of the Khamovnichesky court. This sentence Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev was appointed as an additional prison terms for the theft of oil and laundering of the proceeds from its sale.
As stated on the official website Jodorowsky, the decision of the judges, Timothy Luce emphasized that the money held in accounts in Ireland, are not proceeds from criminal activities. Khodorkovsky welcomed the decision and promised to use a portion of unfrozen funds to support the work of the movement “Open Russia”, which he founded in 2014.
In Twitter Khodorkovsky noted that “lies about “money” left lies”. According to the businessman, the sentence of the Irish court should “afflict trollcat”.
Upset Talcott: Irish court upheld my request to unfreeze the account, “hanging” in 2011. Lies about “money” left to lie.