Yukos lawyers granted Chevron order

Before his arrest in October 2003 Khodorkovsky was finalising talks on the sale of a stake in Yukos with both ExxonMobil and Chevron.

The lawyers hope the documents will prove untrue Russian prosecutors’ claims that Khodorkovsky embezzled more than $30 billion in oil revenues, as, “Were there any truth to the accusations, Chevron would have undoubtedly detected the widespread criminal misconduct alleged, and would not have continued to pursue the acquisition.”

The court filing stated that “I