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    Al Jazeera: Oil tycoon found guilty of embezzling $27bn -   December 28, 2010
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    A judge in the Russian capital has found jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev guilty of embezzling $27bn worth of oil. Khodorkovsky is already serving an eight-year sentence for tax evasion in a case his supporters say is politically motivated, as he sponsored the political rivals of Vladimir Putin, Russia's former president and current prime minister.

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