TNK-BP Exec Flees Russia Amid Bitter Feud

Law360, New York (July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Four billionaire shareholders in Russian oil venture TNK-BP reportedly pressured BP Monday to tell them where CEO Robert Dudley is residing, saying his whereabouts could have tax implications.

Dudley fled Russia on Thursday, saying he'd been harassed, Reuters News reported. Russian authorities had raided the firm's office repeatedly on tax and labor investigations amid calls from the billionaires for Dudley to resign. His Russian work visa was set to expire.

Russian authorities have reportedly said that they will grant a visa to TNK-BP Chief Operating Officer...
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