Prisoners of the Yukos Affair: Vladimir Malakhovsky

posted 13 Jul 2011, 23:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Jul 2011, 23:14 ]
Source: (Info), 01/07/11 

· The Yukos Affair 

Vladimir Malakhovsky, testifying as a witness, said he had received no illegal instructions or threats whatsoever from Mikhail Khodorkovsky or Platon Lebedev. Vladimir Malakhovsky described as “nonsense” the charges brought against the joint owners of Yukos that they stole all the oil produced by the production companies from 1998 to 2003. 


Vladimir Malakhovsky is the former general manager of the Ratibor company. 

Arrested on 10 December 2004, Vladimir Malakhovsky (as well as Vladimir Pereverzin, Yukos’ deputy director for external debt, and Antonio Valdés-García, general manager of Fargoil) was charged by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation with large-scale theft committed by an organized group and money-laundering. 

In June 2006, proceedings began in Moscow’s Basmanny court. On 5 March 2007, Vladimir Malakhovsky was found guilty of crimes under Article 160, Section 14 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (“large-scale theft of property by an organized group”) and Article 174.1, Section 3 of the Criminal Code (“legalization [“laundering”] of money or other property by prior collusion”). 

The Basmanny court sentenced Vladimir Malakhovsky to 12 years in prison in a strict regime penal colony. [Read more]