Yukos' U.S. Case Lingers, Russians Probe $4.5B Fraud

Law360, New York (August 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A scathing filing Wednesday in OAO Yukos’ Chapter 15 case argued that the oil company is still solvent and that a Russian court is running roughshod over shareholders’ rights.

The filing on behalf of Group Menatap Limited—identified in court papers as “a party-in-interest”—comes in response to a status report lodged with the court by Yukos’ interim receiver, Eduard Rebgun. Rebgun’s status report was filed with the court Monday.

Meanwhile, Russian authorities have initiated an investigation into allegations that a Yukos subsidiary based in Luxembourg fraudulently acquired...
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