Khodorkovskys business partner Lebedev set free

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The federal penitentiary service said Lebedev was freed late Friday from a prison in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region.In a post on Khodorkovsky’s website, Lebedev’s lawyer Vladimir Krasnov said Lebedev was in a car on his way to Moscow, traveling with his son and daughter. They were expected to reach Moscow by Saturday morning, the lawyer said.Khodorkovsky, who was flown directly to Germany upon his release, has said he will not return to Russia because of a back tax claim that could be used to prevent him from leaving again. Lebedev’s plans weren’t yet known.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories center_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist MOSCOW (AP) – A business partner of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison Friday after spending more than 10 years behind bars.The release of Platon Lebedev came a month after Khodorkovsky was unexpectedly freed after being pardoned by President Vladimir Putin. A court ruled Thursday that Lebedev’s sentence should be reduced to time served.Both men were arrested in 2003 in a tax evasion case seen as revenge for Khodorkovsky challenging Putin’s power in the early years of his presidency. They had been scheduled for release later this year.last_img read more