Khodorkovsky to receive new prison sentence: judge

30th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will receive a new jail sentence in his second trial, the judge said Thursday, adding his crimes required "isolation from society".

Judge Viktor Danilkin was speaking as he appeared to be finally coming to the culmination of his verdict on Khodorkovsky and co-accused Platon Lebedev, whom he had already found guilty of money laundering and embezzlement Monday.

"The correction of Khodorokvsky and Lebedev is possible only by way of their isolation from society," he told the court.

© 2010 AFP

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