Courts & Crime

December 14, 2010 7:07 PM

New prison term likely for Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky

The second trial of jailed billionaire oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is set to come to a close in Russia on Wednesday, when Judge Viktor Danilkin will start delivering his verdict under the close watch of the world community. The reading of the verdict is scheduled to last several days, with observers theorizing that the sentence will not be unveiled until the Western world is well preoccupied with Christmas festivities.

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